Labels lash out at LimeWire

Defunct file-sharing site slammed for not honoring settlement

Independent music labels are taking their DIY ethic one step further and telling “the man” to pay up. In this case, the proverbial man is the now-defunct LimeWire peer-to-peer file-sharing website, which according to the lawsuit, has failed to pay up from a copyright infringement settlement.

The labels, represented by Merlin, a non-profit organization that fights commercial copyright exploitation for indie labels, brought suit against LimeWire for failing to honor the terms of its agreement. Merlin is seeking at least $5 million in damages.

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