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Everywhere he turns, LimeWire founder Mark Gorton seems to be facing a new lawsuit from some new group of copyright owners.
LimeWire creator Mark Gorton is accused of reneging on a promise to compensate a group of indie labels a sum commensurate with the amount Gorton paid to settle with the four largest record companies. In May, Gorton paid the major labels $105 million.
The volume of Internet users illegally obtaining music from P2P services has fallen from a high of 16 percent in late 2007 to 9 percent at the end of 2010, NPD reports.
The trade group for the top labels wants the court to appoint a "receiver" to ensure Lime Wire shuts down its file-sharing service.
RIAA wants to make sure that nothing happens to Lime Wire's assets before courts decide how much the file-sharing service must pay in damages. Judge says assets aren't going anywhere.
Music publishers jump into the fray against the file-sharing service as the company nears extinction.
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.
Federal judge says Lime Wire has two weeks to respond to music industry's request that it shut down the file-sharing service. After that, it's anybody's guess how long it'll survive.
Music industry requests a permanent injunction against file-sharing service, a first step in what could be end of country's largest commercial file-sharing service.