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Lime Wire countersues RIAA

Claims and counter-claims
Tue Sep 26 2006, 18:02
THE P2P OUTFIT Lime Wire is fighting a RIAA shut down with a counter-suit of its own.

Lime Wire's case is that the RIAA is an anti-trust operation out to destroy any online music distribution service they did not own or control, or force such services to do business with them.

The countersuit charges that the RIAA is carrying out antitrust violations, consumer fraud, and other misconduct.

Its big idea was to limit and ultimately control the distribution and pricing of digital music, all to the detriment of consumers.

Lime Wire claims that the case against it is part of a much larger modern conspiracy to destroy all innovation that content owners cannot control and that disrupts their historical business models.

Lime Wire is so far the only P2P outfit that is going to court to fight the RIAA, which is confident that a Supreme Court ruling backs it up.

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