LimeWire forced to shut down because of a court order

October 28th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

limewire-2-1 New York, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The popular file sharing service by LimeWire has been ordered shut by a US federal judge on Tuesday.

Judge Kimba Wood granted the request of the music industry by ordering that the service, which allows the sharing of files across the world free of charge, be shut down.

The judge was very emphatic on the ruling ordering the parent company Lime Wire LLC to disable the searching, downloading, uploading, file trading and/or file distribution functionality of the service. The judged accused the parent company of intentionally causing a massive scale of piracy against thousands of copyrighted works.

In the judgment, Judge Wood indicated that because of Lime Wire’s encouragement of piracy, the entertainment industry has suffered irreparable harm, which they still suffer.

She indicated that the company couldn’t pay the cost of the harm that the company has caused.

The ruling was made available to the press by Recording Industry Association of America, which represented the interest of the music industry in the suit. The Manhattan federal court has not yet released a public copy of the ruling.

Lime Wire expressed dissatisfaction with the ruling but it indicated that, “While this is not our ideal path, we’re working with the music industry to move forward,”

Lime Wire has been operational since 2000.

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