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LimeWire is Dead

LimeWire is Dead

by Mark KwanOctober 28, 2010

LimeWire, the peer-to-peer file sharing service today was ordered by the court to disable the searching, downloading, uploading, file trading and/or file distribution functionality, and/or all functionality of LimeWire’s P2P file-sharing software. Visitors to the site are now met with a legal notice that notifies them of the shutdown.

Judge Kimba M. Wood of the Federal District Court in Manhattan issued an injunction on Tuesday forcing LimeWire to disable “searching, downloading, uploading, file trading and/or file distribution functionality” in the company’s file-sharing software. The RIAA said that LimeWire users downloaded “billions and billions” of illegal content through the P2P software. Mark Gordon, previously a successful Wall Street trader, founded LimeWire back in 2000. However the case against him and the company found them guilty of copyright infringement and liable for damages potentially in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The court will decide in early 2011 the actual amount Gordon and LimeWire will be forced to pay. Currently LimeWire is negotiating with major music labels about a licensing deal to offer music legally through a subscription service.

About The Author
Mark Kwan
Some people may call me a geek which I take no offense to. Being a tech enthusiast at a young age, I am a blogger, graphic & website designer, YouTube video maker, and most of all a total tech enthusiast. At such a young age I am totally obsessed with blogging, developing web-sites using CSS, HTML, xhtml, WordPress, and making money online. Not only do I like creating websites I also like using Adobe Photoshop to create graphic designs which are incorporated in my websites. But most people know me from watching my YouTube videos that I film and edit for my YouTube page which include tech tutorials, reviews, unboxings, and anything else related to tech. I have been doing graphic & website design for many years, learning the trade from his older brother. Whom owns his own graphic & website design company.

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