Uh-oh: Limewire has been sued by the music industry. CNet has some basic facts, Slyck has some more detailed quotes from the lawsuit.

It seems like this comes at a particularly bad moment for the company. Limewire is in the process of relaunching its website, they started to beta-test their content filtering, and their recent job listings hint to a future that is very different from and potentially much less threatening to the copyright industry than Limewire's current incarnation.

One certainly has to wonder why some companies are given years for such transitions after a settlement is reached whereas others are called "devoted (...) to the Internet piracy of (...) sound recordings" simply for trying to resolve these issues without a lawsuit.

Update: Ray Beckerman is deep-linking to a PDF copy of the complaint.

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