LimeWire Given At Least 2 More Weeks
Despite RIAA Claim Of "Rampant Illegal Conduct"
Last month a federal court issued a summary judgment holding LimeWire liable for copyright infringement. In court today, the RIAA representing the recording industry asked the judge to shut down LimeWire immediately:
"It is patently obvious that the rampant illegal conduct that Lime Wire intentionally induced, and for which it has been adjudged liable, will continue uninterrupted day after day unless and until the Court issues an injunction to rein in this massive infringing operation.... In the weeks since this Court’s Order, what has Lime Wire done to try to halt or limit the infringement it has induced? The answer, from all appearances, is nothing."
“We feel a permanent injunction is not the best course of action. It could hold back the creation of new digital music technologies that LimeWire is in the process of developing and does not benefit the industry as a whole...
“Moreover, we continue to remain focused on our future product, which will give users boundless music portability and compatibility. We can confirm that in our ongoing dialogues with numerous industry executives, this service has been very well received.”
During today's preceding the judge gave LimeWire two week's from last Friday's filing by the RIAA to respond officially.