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News: CNET: LimeWire's Day of Reckoning is Here
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 14:16:25 UTC
Topic: Internet

Mark Gorton and LimeWire pocketed millions by enabling people to obtain songs online without paying for them. Now, Gorton and his company could end up paying damages of over $1 billion. A jury will be asked to decide the amount Gorton and LimeWire must pay in damages to the four major labels. Jury members can choose any amount between $750 and $150,000 for each infringing work. That's the range for copyright damages set by Congress. In this case, the RIAA seeks damages for 9,715 albums. That means Gorton doesn't walk out of the courtroom for less than $7.2 million. If the jury finds him liable for the maximum, he will owe about $1.4 billion. Complete Article





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