But he does permit limited release of documents related to Aaron Swartz's prosecution -- with names and other identifying details deleted.
Everywhere he turns, LimeWire founder Mark Gorton seems to be facing a new lawsuit from some new group of copyright owners.
A jury will decide how much money Lime Wire and founder Mark Gorton should pay for "willfully" infringing songs from record labels. For some hardliners in the music industry, the Lime Wire case is about retribution.
Entrepreneur Mark Gorton, creator of the LimeWire file-sharing system, agrees to pay $105 million to settle copyright case.
Founder of file-sharing software maker Lime Wire transferred company's funds into a trust controlled by his family. Big music labels say the money belongs to them.
Lime Wire lawyers showed jury that Warner Music honchos, including CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr., paid themselves millions while laying off hundreds and claiming music piracy was to blame for financial woes.
Lime Wire, the file-sharing service found liable for copyright infringement last year, could pay a significant sum to the four largest record companies to compensate them for their losses.
Mark Gorton, founder of file-sharing service LimeWire, acknowledges in court that he knew of mass copyright infringement going on with users and that he refused to stop it.
Facing a possible $1 billion judgment, Lime Wire lawyers tell a jury that the file-sharing service didn't play a large role in 50 percent drop in record labels' revenue. They blamed CD ripping, a poor economy and the labels' own inaction.
Lime Wire says it is building legal site, but top record companies have asked for this numerous times over past 18 months. Now, it's likely too late.