Thursday, 24 May 2012

LimeWire and the $72 trillion lawsuit... and it's quick demise

Ex-Peer-2-Peer software program has the been given the odd honour of the largest lawsuit of all time.

The Recording Industry Association of America had attempted to hit LimeWire with a lawsuit under s.504(c) Copyright Act to the tune of $72 trillion.

Now, it seems that the RIAA didn't fully consider the numbers as $72 trillion is around the same amount of all the money on earth combined. Not surprisingly Judge Wood, who is currently hearing the case, has branded the claim as "absurd" and has dangerous connotations for future interpretations of the statute.

RIAA... continuing to make themselves look idiotic.