New York - Now-shuttered file-sharing service LimeWire has agreed to settle copyright infringement claims brought by a group of over 30 music publishers, but separate charges from the major record labels are still pending. Financial terms of the settlement, reached last week, were not disclosed.
All claims by the publishers have been dismissed, and each side will pay its own legal costs.
"We are pleased that this litigation is over," the National Music Publishers Association said in a statement. "The parties worked hard to achieve a settlement that is a good result for all involved."
LimeWire and founder Mark Gorton still face potentially millions in copyright infringement damages in separate charges brought by the major record labels.
That case is expected to go to trial on May 2.
LimeWire stopped distributing and supporting its file-sharing application last October, to comply with a court-ordered injunction.
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