Movie Studios Jump In Late: Sue LimeWire And Demand Cash From Dead Site

from the the-new-business-model? dept

Limewire is long dead and buried as a file sharing platform, and with the company settling the lawsuit filed against it by the major record labels for $105 million (down from the many trillions it had originally said it deserved), you might think that the legal shenanigans were long over. Apparently, someone in the MPAA just woke up to the fact that this might be a way to get some easy cash to pump into its next lobbying campaign, and has just now sued Limewire as well, demanding cash for any of its files that were traded. Of course, a bunch of indie record labels also sued, so it appears that lots of those who chose not to innovate are now trying to feed off of what's left of Limewire's carcass. It does make you wonder, of course, what made the movie studios wait so damn long. Of course, isn't that just like Hollywood? Rather than do something original, it just does a "remake" of something someone else already did?

Filed Under: copyright, file sharing, lawsuit
Companies: limewire, mpaa

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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Feb 2012 @ 4:53pm

    Re: WTF Hollywood?!?

    And WTF is wrong with riding a dead horse?

    Hollywood has made truckloads of money from riding dead horses....

    Put a moving background behind them and a wind machine... horses on the move (pay no attention to the unmoving legs)...

    ... sorry meme too old...
    Declare the horse is now "better, faster and cheaper."
    Say this horse was procured with cost as an independent variable.

    Or the source of current management at the **AA's:
    Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.

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