Walt Disney Co. and other movie and TV studios have asked a federal court to dismiss their copyright-infringement case against the file-sharing website Lime Wire LLC and its founder, Mark Gorton, according to a Nov. 7 court filing.
Music publishers settled their lawsuit against Lime Wire LLC, the online file-sharing service found liable last year for copyright infringement in a suit brought by record companies, an industry group said.
Warner Music Group Corp. and Sony Corp. , along with other owners of music labels, agreed during a trial to settle their copyright lawsuit against Lime Wire LLC and its founder, Mark Gorton , for $105 million.
Lime Wire LLC, operator of a website found liable for inducing the infringement of music copyrights, was ordered to disable its program that allows users to download, upload and trade music recordings.
Lime Wire LLC founder Mark Gorton told a jury he hadn’t “fully appreciated” the damages he might have to pay for copyright infringement in case of litigation over the free downloading of songs through the company’s website.
Walt Disney Co. and other movie and TV studios asked a federal judge to rule that the file-sharing website Lime Wire LLC and its founder, Mark Gorton, induced people to illegally download shows and films without payment.