Lime Wire Flourished After Rivals Shut Doors: Label Exec

Law360, New York (May 5, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT) -- Universal Music Group's president told a New York jury deliberating copyright infringement damages Thursday that Lime Wire LLC aggressively pursued its competitors' users after a 2005 U.S. Supreme Court decision convinced most file-sharing services to shut down.

In that decision, MGM Studios Inc. v. Grokster Ltd., the high court ruled unanimously that Lime Wire competitor Grokster's "unlawful objective is unmistakable," prompting many peer-to-peer services to shut down, Universal president Zach Horowitz said. But Lime Wire decided to make an aggressive play for the users of its...
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