Limewire Countersues RIAA; Charges Major Labels With "Modern Conspiracy To Destroy All Innovation"
September 26, 2006 at 1:55 PM (PT)
After being sued for copyright infringement in AUGUST (see NET NEWS 8/4), P2P network operator LIMEWIRE has countersued the RIAA, charging the recording industry with an attempt "to destroy any online music distribution service they did not own or control, or force such services to do business with them on exclusive and/or other anticompetitive terms so as to limit and ultimately control the distribution and pricing of digital music, all to the detriment of consumers."
In the countersuit, LIMEWIRE alleges that the RIAA's original infringement suit against them is "but one part of a much larger modern conspiracy to destroy all innovation that content owners cannot control and that disrupts their historical business models."
To take a look at the LIMEWIRE lawsuit, click here.