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What Are The Repercussions For Sites That Facilitate Internet Music Piracy?  September 11, 2011 – 03:48 pm
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Would a person walk out of a store and take a CD without having paid for it?   If so, we might not only conclude that they are a shoplifter, but also someone who has committed theft of copyrighted intellectual property.  Many individuals commit the equivalent of the latter kind of theft by the illegal download of a digital file of a recorded song. File sharing software makers such as LimeWire, Napster and Kazaa have made it easy for users to easily commit this offense by a click of a mouse.  However, beware; there are consequences for sites that enable this sort of conduct.

In 2006, The Recording Industry Association of America (“RIAA” or the “association”) filed a lawsuit on behalf of its member music labels against LimeWire, claiming that the music industry had lost a lot of money because LimeWire's P2P software enabled users to share and make use of 11, 000 copyrighted songs without paying a fee. The case was heard by the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. In 2010, the court ruled in favor of RIAA issuing a Permanent Injunction. RIAA, et al. v. Lime Wire, LLC, et al, 06 Civ. 05936 (Oct. 26 2010).  In evaluating whether an injunction was warranted the Court balanced four (4) elements:

1) irreparable injury;

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