LimeWire, a program which was once found in one third of all PC’s in the world, has been effectively shut down.
The once popular file sharing program had been beaten to death by the RIAA and will not be getting back up. . . At least not under the LimeWire name.
From Business Insider:
LimeWire, which was once the iTunes of file-sharing software, is officially dead.
Parent company the Lime Group received a permanent injunction (PDF here) this afternoon from U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood ordering it to stop distributing and supporting LimeWire, and the company complied.
The injunction is the latest step in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) way back in 2006. Last May, the RIAA was granted summary judgment on almost all counts, and later in the summer it filed for a permanent injunction. That injunction came down today.
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