FREE DOWNLOADS: Music/File Sharing - Opinion on Arista’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment: Arista v. LimeWire, 06 CV 5936 (April 29, 2011)

FREE DOWNLOADS: Music/File Sharing - Opinion on Arista’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment: Arista v. LimeWire, 06 CV 5936 (April 29, 2011)

On May 11th, 2010, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs, Arista Records, et. al., on their claims against defendants, Lime Wire, et. al., for secondary copyright infringement. The court found that defendants had induced multiple users of the LimeWire online file-sharing program to infringe plaintiffs' copyrights.

View or download the opinion in Arista Records, et. al. v. Lime Group, et. al., 06 CV 5936 (S.D.N.Y. May 11, 2010)

Plaintiffs later moved for partial summary judgment on (1) plaintiffs' ownership or control of the works at issue, and (2) the direct infringement of the works at issue. Plaintiffs identified 11,205 sound recordings that had allegedly been infringed through the LimeWire system. On April 29th, 2011, the court granted in part and denied in part plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment regarding ownership. Plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment regarding direct infringement was granted.

View or download the opinion in Arista Records, et. al. v. Lime Group, et. al., 06 CV 5936 (S.D.N.Y. Apr 29, 2011)


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