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Tuesday, 04 January 2011 15:20

LimeWire up to something

Written by Nick Farell

Going out fighting
The P2P site LimeWire is not sitting on its hands waiting for the RIAA laywers to finally finish it off.

While the outfit awaits its trial to determine how much it owes the recording industry, the company is trying to get the inside scoop on how much the RIAA really makes off the work it represents. According to Hollywood Reporter  the company has been asking people to hand over their internal records and documentation related to music industry deals.

LimeWire, however, is doing what it can to fight back. US Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman to order the record companies to choose 100 works that are representative of LimeWire's infringement and hand over info on the related costs. But LimeWire wants more information on royalty payments, accounting data, and internal communications.

The Reporter thinks it is about to drag in Amazon and Apple into the mess. What it might show is how much money the RIAA and its ilk really make on online music deals.

Nick Farell

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+12 #1 yourma2000 2011-01-04 15:36
I don't think Limewire have enough money (if any) to give to record industries, they offered Limewire pro for a price but it was available to download by peers in Limewire basic anyway, kind of wierd to think that the product you're trying to market would ultimately be it's own flaw
+5 #2 East17 2011-01-04 21:49
Music makers' revenue have increased ten times in the last 10 years so why are they complaining?

You get the music through P2P , listen to it and, if you really like it and you think its worth it, you buy it.

It has been like this forever ... sure you can borrow a disk from a friend or record a K7 tape from the radio but ONLY if you really like the stuff would you buy the original CD.

In fact .. being able to download the music from P2P networks makes the songs more popular and RAISES sales not lowers them.

Does RIAA really think I would EVER buy music I haven't listened already ?!?!?! I must know the song to put my money up for it.

It's not stealing its trying/judging the merchandise before buying it.
+3 #3 East17 2011-01-04 21:50
I don't watch TV at all and never listened to Radio, so I wouldn't know any new music if I wouldn't be able to see it in new bittorrent / P2P sites.

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