Disney Copyright Lawsuit against Limewire

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Walt Disney Co. and other movie and T.V. studios have asked a federal court to dismiss their copyright-infringement case against the file-sharing website Lime Wire and its founder, Mark Gorton, according to a Nov. 7 court filing.

The studios, including Viacom Inc., News Corp.’s Twentieth Century Fox Film and Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros. Entertainment, filed the suit in federal court in New York in February 2012. They claimed a “staggering” amount of infringement took place through the site, and that “millions of users copied billions of files using Lime Wire” without paying anything to copyright owners.

In May 2010, a judge found Lime Wire and Gorton liable for inducing infringement of copyrights for recorded music. The site was shut down by an October 2010 court order. Lime Wire settled with the recording industry for $105 million in May 2011.

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One thought on “Disney Copyright Lawsuit against Limewire

  1. Looks to me like they are dropping a lawsuit, not filing one. Either way, if their products were being distributed and they weren’t being compensated, then they had the right to sue, it doesn’t matter how big a company they are or how much they make.

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