Lime Wire Requests Jury Trial
August 12, 2010 at 4:26 AM (PT)
The file sharing website LIME WIRE, accused of infringing on copyrights on recordings, requested a jury trial in a lawsuit filed by music publishers, reports BUSINESSWEEK.COM. LIME WIRE is denying accusations of copyright infringement made by publishers including UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP and EMI MUSIC GROUP PUBLISHING along with six other publishing companies, in an answer to their complaint filed in federal court in MANHATTAN YESTERDAY (8/11).
U.S. District Judge KIMBA WOOD previously ruled that LIME WIRE was liable for copyright infringement (NET NEWS 6/17).
"They seek to claim copyright or intellectual property rights as to works that are in the public domain and therefore not protected," LIME WIRE's lawyer, TONIA OUELLETTE said.
"Thousands upon thousands of American songwriters have been harmed by the illegal activities of LIME WIRE," NATIONAL MUSIC PUBLISHERS’ ASSOCIATION Pres. DAVID ISRAELITE said. "We look forward to their day in court."