Hollywood withdraws $200 million suit against LimeWire

Amid rumours of a large out-of-court settlement, yesterday the $200 million joint copyright lawsuit filed against the file sharing site LimeWire came to an end, after a  US District Judge Harold Baer Jr gave final approval to the studios’ – Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros , Viacom, Comedy Partners and Disney – wish to dismiss their long-running case against Lime Wire founder Mark Gorton.

The action was initiated February 1, 2012, with the studios alleging the site facilitated the illegal sharing of films. It was preceded by a similar, successful action by the music industry in 2010.



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