Music Industry

by Mike Masnick

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copyright, indie labels, lawsuits


Indie Records Sue Limewire; Feeling Left Out From RIAA Settlement

from the mo-money dept

Back in May, the big record labels settled with Limewire for $105 million. We questioned how much of that money would make it to artists... but there's a separate question too: what about the indie labels who weren't a part of the lawsuit. Apparently, the labels had asked indie labels to stay out of the lawsuit, and Limewire made a promise that it would offer similar settlement terms to those indies. Apparently, that hasn't happened.. and so the indies are suing Limewire as well. I'd be surprised if this didn't settle relatively quickly.

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    out_of_the_blue, 18 Jul 2011 @ 5:11am

    You're cloaking a defeat for your notions with focus on money.

    The RIAA came out ahead on that lawsuit, didn't they? But in your prior piece, you shift the focus to where the money goes -- which is a good question, but totally ignores that your notions got shot down yet again in court.

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