New York – Now-shuttered file-sharing service LimeWire has
agreed to settle copyright infringement claims brought by a group of over 30
music publishers, but separate charges from the major record labels are still
pending. Financial terms of the settlement, reached last week, were not
All claims by the publishers have been dismissed, and each side will
pay its own legal costs.
"We are pleased that this litigation is over,"
the National Music Publishers Association said in a statement. "The
parties worked hard to achieve a settlement that is a good result for all
LimeWire and founder Mark Gorton still face potentially
millions in copyright infringement damages in separate charges brought by the
major record labels.
That case is expected to go to trial on May 2.
stopped distributing and supporting its file-sharing application last October,
to comply with a court-ordered injunction.
(DMW previous coverage)