In Arista Records v. Lime Group, District Judge Kimba Wood has granted summary judgment to the RIAA on several of the key issues in the case:
-inducement of copyright infringement
-common law copyright infringement and
holding not only Lime Wire, but also its 87% shareholder (Lime Group) and its CEO and sole director, to be liable as well.
The decision, not being a final judgment, is not appealable.
May 11, 2010, granting and denying motions for summary judgment
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