disney.jpgIPNews® – A group of major television and movie studios told a Manhattan federal judge on Monday that they deserve summary judgment on their claims that Lime Wire LLC induced widespread copyright infringement on its users’ part by allowing rampant illegally downloading of the studios’ shows and films.

The studios asked for the same ruling the New York court handed down in 2010 in the copyright infringement case the major record companies brought against Lime Wire, based on the doctrine of collateral estoppel. It does not matter that the other case concerned music-related infringement, as Lime Wire has argued in its opposition to summary judgment, because liability for inducement does not depend on the type of work, the studios say. To continue reading, click: Disney, Viacom, Others Ask For Infringement Ruling In Lime Wire Copyright Case