Judge Limits Damages In Lime Wire Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (March 21, 2011, 2:56 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in New York on Friday limited the statutory damages for which file-sharing service Lime Wire LLC could be held liable in a copyright suit brought by the recording industry that was seeking as much as $1 billion.

Judge Kimba M. Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the plaintiffs, comprising a group of major record labels, cannot seek statutory damages for Lime Wire users' infringement of a work prior to the registration of its copyright,...
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