San Francisco – A copyright infringement lawsuit targeting CNET Networks for its distribution of LimeWire file-sharing software service accuses the company of infringing just six works in total, Wired reports.

CNET was sued for distributing some 220 million copies of LimeWire via its software distribution service, and profiting from advertising against the downloads.

The plaintiffs allege CNET’s distribution of LimeWire resulted in the unauthorized distribution of the 2007 movie “Fishtales,” as well as five hip-hop musical tracks associated with the individuals who filed the suit.

If CNET — and parent company CBS — are found guilty in the matter, the suit could garner the plaintiffs $900,000 in standard copyright damages, or more if multiple infringements per work are proven, Wired noted.


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