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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    Forgotten Voter, 18 Jul 2011 @ 4:20am

    Oh gee, it's not like the indie labels have/had any stake in the crux of the matter. I mean, what ever would the RIAA do, if they allowed every little indie/startup label to act exactly like they do? Where would the artists be?

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