Copyright

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
copyright, file sharing, lawsuit

Companies:
limewire, mpaa



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?

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    TechnoMage (profile), 6 Feb 2012 @ 5:43pm

    tsk tsk tsk

    MIKE!!!

    How dare you. You are always telling the MPAA to adopt new and upcoming business models... And this the the only one they are good at. So, let them enjoy trying to get blood from a stone. -_-

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