Indie Label Group Wants Share Of Lime Wire Settlement

Law360, New York (July 15, 2011, 6:53 PM EDT) -- Independent record label group Merlin BV sued Lime Wire LLC in New York on Wednesday, alleging the file-sharing service breached an agreement to pay the nonprofit organization part of a $105 million copyright infringement settlement with Warner Music Group Corp. and others.

The suit alleges Lime Wire and founder Mark Gorton violated an agreement to include Merlin in a deal reached with Warner, Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group, EMI Group Ltd. and Sony Corp.'s Sony Music Entertainment in May.

In exchange for the Netherlands-based Merlin's inclusion...
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