Friday, November 17, 2006

LimeWire Files Amended Counterclaims

LimeWire has filed amended and expanded counterclaims in its lawsuit with the RIAA, Arista v. Lime Wire

Lime Wire's First Amended Counterclaims*

The counterclaims allege that the record companies and their co-conspirators "conspired to delay and disrupt the entry and emergence of [P2P], and to extend their oligopoly in the distribution of recorded music over the new market for the electronic distibution of music via the Internet." (Paragraph 28).

They further allege that the RIAA "sought to preserve the market power they possessed by conspiring to refuse to license their catalogs for competitive digital distribution, and instead acting together to delay and inhibit digital distribution both of the recorded music they controlled and what little recorded music they did not control." (Paragraph 30).

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This confuses me;

Paragraph 46 of the ammended counterclaim states; Counter-Defendents insisted that they would not provide hashes unless Limewire first obtained a licence from a company called Altnet.

Didn't Altnet sue the RIAA for Patent Infringement?

And is it true that Altnet is a Spyware Program that was used in the Kazaa File-Sharing Program?