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 LimeWire fighting for existence dusty  
 2011-01-03 23:51:44 Yahoo!      
Legal Stuff The highly popular Peer To Peer service LimeWire is fighting for its own existence.
After U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood delivered what was essentially a death penalty for LimeWire for copyright violations with an injunction against the company in October, the case moved onto the next question: How much money should LimeWire pay the record industry for its misdeeds?

The labels claim more than $1 billion in damages and plan to argue for such compensation in a jury trial scheduled for April. But before that happens, LimeWire is fighting tooth and nail to get the record industry to prove its losses.
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They have tried getting documents from Amazon.com, while Amazon said that the court should ask the plaintiffs for those documents, but I think LimeWire indeed has a point saying they shouldn't be forced to rely on the documents that the plaintiffs would supply. Especially with $1 billion dollars on the line.

In my opinion it will be very hard to prove how much damage sharing has caused as you can't say that every download would represent a loss in sales. Everyone would not just buy every album they would download through a peer to peer client.
 
 
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