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Limewire Sues Riaa For Antitrust


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#1 no one

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 08:31 AM

Last month, the RIAA sued Limewire after Limewire wouldn't agree to simply roll over and pretend the RIAA's interpretation of the Supreme Court decision in the Grokster case was actually what the Supreme Court said. The court actually said that services could be found liable, if they were shown to actively induce infringement. The RIAA and the MPAA pretended this meant that any file sharing network that had unauthorized content was flat-out illegal. Of course, that's a bit of a stretch

but now Limewire has hit back even harder with counterclaims accusing the RIAA of antitrust violations, consumer fraud and other misconduct.
http://techdirt.com/articles/20060925/230637.shtml


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Posted 26 September 2006 - 01:10 PM

This could be big. A defining moment for music distribution. Or it could just fizzle out in a settlement.
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 12:19 PM

I figured it was just a matter of time before somebody got fed up with them (riaa).

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 03:21 PM

I hope Limewire wins. I'm sick and tired of the RIAA bullying everyone around with their hoards of lawyers. :thumbsup:

The filesharing networks don't always have control over the content that appears there. They try to deter it through various means, but they can't be held responsible for what the users share. If you want to stop music and movie theft, don't shut down the networks that are trying to cooperate; that will just make everything worse by driving it underground. Or, like Limewire, they will retaliate. :flowers:

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 05:47 PM

I hope Limewire wins too! You don't keep your customers around but suing them. You keep them around by encouraging them to use alternative means.




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