LimeWire

  1. Judge Dismisses LimeWire Antitrust Suit

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST A federal judge on Monday threw out an antitrust lawsuit that the operator of the LimeWire online file-sharing service filed against a coalition of major record labels. U.S. District Judge Gerard E. Lynch in New York ruled that Lime Group LLC fail ...

  2. Plugged And Unplugged

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: This week saw the entrance of yet another major wireless operator fully committing to a mobile music download service. AT&T's launch of Napster Mobile not only puts the nation's No. 1 carrier on par with competitors Sprint a ...

  3. Hip-Hop Hits Capitol Hill

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The banter between hip-hop artist David Banner and Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., heated up this afternoon during a hearing on Capitol Hill about hip-hop and rap lyrics. Markey kept trying to get a commitment from Banner to start conveying a "s ...

  4. Nettwerk Defends LimeWire Deal

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nettwerk Music Group GM Brent Muhle said today (Aug. 20) that there’s nothing controversial about the label’s decision to work with Lime Wire LLC, a company best known for creating software that allows computer users to take music for free. “We ar ...

  5. LimeWire To Launch Legit Music Store

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT P2P music network LimeWire is closer to launching a legit digital music store. The company announced plans to launch a stand-alone Web site accessible from links in its popular file-sharing network that eventually will let users buy music from dir ...

  6. U.S. Rep Puts Squeeze On LimeWire

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The chairman of the House's investigating committee Tuesday criticized the popular peer-to-peer program LimeWire for failing to take steps to ensure that personal, corporate and government data can't be easily obtained. Rep. Henry Waxman ...

  7. Latin Teens Reveal Keys To Music Discovery, Purchasing Behavior

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A panel of Latin teens told a Billboard Latin Music Conference audience Tuesday that they rely mostly on radio to discover new artists, and on illegal downloads to get single tracks -- but that they're willing to pay up for concert tickets an ...

  8. eDonkey Settles With Majors To Tune Of $30m

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT eDonkey owners are the latest peer-to-peer operators to settle copyright infringement claims with the major labels. In a consent judgment filed today (Sept. 12), MetaMachine, Sam Yagan and Jed McCaleb eDonkey owners are the latest peer-to-peer ope ...

  9. Major Labels Sue LimeWire

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Case brought for copyright infringement, unfair competition. The major record labels have sued peer-to-peer service LimeWire and executives Mark Gorton and Greg Bildson for copyright infringement and unfair competition today (Aug. 4). The suit, fi ...

  10. P2P Bearshare Settles For $30 Million

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BearShare assets bought by iMesh. Bearshare has become the latest peer-to-peer network to bow to the music industry in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling against Grokster. The file swapping service, a unit of Free Peers Inc., and its prin ...

  11. RIAA File New Lawsuits Against File Traders

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brought against 750 individuals. RIAA-member labels filed a new round of copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 28) against 750 individuals for distributing copyrighted music over peer-to-peer services without permission. The "John Doe&q ...

  12. RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST targeted for illegally distributed copyrighted music. RIAA-member record companies filed a new round of "John Doe" copyright infringement lawsuits today (Jan. 31) against 750 individuals. These suits come less than a month after the ...

  13. Labels File New Wave Of Lawsuits

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record companies filed lawsuits Sept. 29 against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. NEW YORK -- Major record companies filed lawsuits Sept. 29 against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. The "John Doe" lawsuits will seek the ide ...

  14. Labels File New Wave Of Lawsuits

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT individuals at 17 colleges targeted. Major record companies have filed lawsuits today (Sept. 29) against 757 more individuals at 17 colleges. The "John Doe" lawsuits will seek the identities of those users sharing unauthorized music ...

  15. RIAA Sends P2Ps 'Cease And Desist' Letters

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an indication that its patience is wearing thin following the Supreme Court's decision in the Grokster case this summer, the recording industry's trade association has sent "cease and desist" lette WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Holl ...

  16. Labels File 784 'John Doe' Suits

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels on June 29 filed an additional 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John Doe" file-sharers. NEW YORK -- Major record labels on June 29 filed an additional 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John ...

  17. RIAA Files 784 'John Doe' Suits

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels yesterday (June 29) filed a further 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John Doe" file-sharers. At the same time, the Recording Industry Assn. of America continues its cou Major record labels yesterday (June ...

  18. RIAA Files 784 'John Doe' Suits

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels yesterday (June 29) filed a further 784 copyright infringement lawsuits against "John Doe" file-sharers. At the same time, the Recording Industry Assn. of America continues its cou Major record labels yesterday (June ...

  19. RIAA Targets More Students

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the second time, the Recording Industry Assn. of America has targeted college students in a series of copyright infringement lawsuits. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- For the second time, the Recording Industry Assn. of America has targeted college studen ...

  20. RIAA Goes After Students Again

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the second time, the RIAA has targeted students with a series of copyright infringement lawsuits. The suits were filed today (May 26) against 91 students using the high-speed university computer n For the second time, the RIAA has targeted stu ...

  21. IFPI Files P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants d LONDON -- The International Federation of the ...

  22. IFPI Files Round Of P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants downloaded or uploaded illegal music files from th The IFPI and national trade groups have launch ...

  23. IFPI Files Round Of P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants downloaded or uploaded illegal music files from th The IFPI and national trade groups have launch ...

  24. Litigation

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Amicis file briefs in Grokster case; Ticketmaster sued over trade secrets; No end to Napster litigation; Court throws out ACNielsen suit; ASCAP sues businesses; FCC won't seek Sup This Week's Stories: Amicis Bri ...

  25. RIAA Files New Round Of Suits

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST defendants include students. The Recording Industry Assn. of America today (27) sued 717 illegal file sharers for copyright infringement through illegal downloading on the Internet. The number of university network users targeted in the new su ...

  26. RIAA Files More Piracy Lawsuits

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The recording industry filed copyright infringement lawsuits against 761 computer users yesterday (Nov. 19), the latest round of litigation in the record companies' effort to stamp out unauthorized tr The recording industry filed copyright in ...

  27. RIAA Files 750 More Infringement Suits

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA brought a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits OCT. 28 against 750 file sharers, including 25 users on 13 university campuses. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The RIAA brought a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits OCT. 28 against 750 ...

  28. RIAA Files 750 Infringement Suits

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA today (Oct. 28) brought a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against 750 file sharers, including 25 users on 13 university campuses. The RIAA today (Oct. 28) brought a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against 750 fil ...

  29. RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of America announced Sept. 30 that it has initiated a round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against 762 file sharers, including 32 individuals at 26 U.S. universities. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Recording Industry Assn ...

  30. RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA today (Sept. 30) announced that it has filed a round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against 762 file sharers, including 32 individuals at 26 U.S. universities. The latest actions bring th The RIAA today (Sept. 30) announced that it ha ...

  31. RIAA Sues 744 Consumers

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA announced Aug. 25 that it filed a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against consumers -- this time, targeting 744 individuals alleged to have used peer-to-peer platforms such as eD NEW YORK -- The RIAA announced Aug. 25 that it ...

  32. RIAA Files 744 More Suits

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA announced today (Aug. 25) that it has filed a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against consumers -- this time, targeting 744 individuals alleged to have used peer-to-peer platform The RIAA announced today (Aug. 25) that it has ...

  33. Korean Industry Clashes On MP3-Capable Mobile Phones

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Korean Assn. of Phonograph Producers (KAPP) is threatening legal action to stop sales of the new MP3-capable mobile phones introduced by Seoul-based carrier LG Telecom. SEOUL -- The Korean Assn. of Phonograph Producers (KAPP) is threatening le ...

  34. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

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