Judge Sets Limit On Damages Against Lime Wire
April 6, 2011 at 6:27 AM (PT)
A limit has been set by a federal judge on the number of recordings for which music labels can seek monetary damages against LIME WIRE, reports BLOOMBERG. U.S. District Judge KIMBA WOOD said that the record labels can’t demand statutory damages for each individual song that appears on an album, according to a filing YESTERDAY (4/5) in MANHATTAN. A trial for damages is set to begin MAY 2nd.
LIME WIRE and founder MARK GORTON were found liable for inducing copyright infringement last year.
BLOOMBERG notes the total damages could reach hundreds of millions of dollars, according to court papers.