Judge wants response to moves to shut it
Limewire will stay alive for another two weeks after the
Judge Kimba Wood gave Lime Wire lawyers two weeks to respond to a motion filed
Friday by the music industry to close it down.
The besieged file-sharing service is likely to croak
after Wood granted summary judgment for the Recording Industry
America and found the outfit guilty of copyright infringement. The RIAA
told Wood that every day LimeWire is running “irreparable
harm” is done to the four top record companies. Lime Group have made
millions of dollars from the
service, but it is unlikely the outfit will survive.
Michael Sommer, an attorney representing Lime Group,
asked Wood for two additional weeks to file a response to the RIAA's request
for a permanent injunction, but she denied it. Once Lime Wire has responded, the RIAA gets two weeks to
respond to that filing. Wood can, however look at the Lime Wire filing and
decide that it is not enough to justify the outfit still running.
RIAA lawyers are rubbing their paws for when the court
addresses the issue of damages. The RIAA told the judge that it believes it has
the right to ask Lime Wire for information on the net worth of all the
defendants. This could be about a billion dollars.