Universal Music, Sony BMG, EMI Group Plc, and Warner Music Group Corp. has sued LimeWire. The lawsuit has been filed in a Manhattan federal court. LimeWire has promoted digital piracy by letting users share digital content without permission from the owners. The RIAA said in a statement that they had tried numerous times to engage LimeWire but the site owners have â€œshown insufficient interest in developing a legal business modelâ€?.
The labels are demanding $150,000 in damages for every song digitally pirated on their service.