Washington – Adding to its legal woes, peer-to-peer
file-sharing service LimeWire has been sued for copyright infringement by
member companies from the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), which
represents songwriters and music publishers. A similar lawsuit filed by the
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) against LimeWire and its
executives recently saw a court find LimeWire guilty of infringement and other

Last month, the company asked the court to reconsider its summary
judgment decision in favor of the record labels.

LimeWire has also said recently
that it has held talks with record labels, seeking to license their works in a
bid to create a fully legal service — but so far it appears nothing has come
of those discussions.

"We have had many promising meetings with labels,
publishers, and artists alike about our new music service and a business model
that will compensate the entire industry," a LimeWire spokesperson said in
a statement.


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