The group of music companies has filed suit in the US against LimeWire, a P2P file-sharing software company.
The record companies said they have issued warning repeatedly to LimeWire without receiving a suitable response.
They’re seeking compensation to the tune of $150,000 per song illegally distributed through LimeWire, as well as other damages.
In their suit, the company call LimeWire’s infringement “staggering” in its scope.
This is just the latest in a long list of suits that record companies have been charging against file-sharing websites. Kazaa is the latest to fall, agreeing to pay hundreds of millions in damages and changing its entire business model in order to stay in operation.
“Despite numerous efforts to engage LimeWire, the site’s corporate owners have shown insufficient interest in developing a legal business model”, said the Recording Industry Association of America in a statement.
“While other services have come productively to the table, LimeWire has sat back and continued to reap profits on the backs of the music community.”