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LimeWire Shut Down Permanently

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LimeWire has been permanently shut down after a federal judge found it guilty of assisting users in committing copyright infringement “on a massive scale.”

The shut-down is the final chapter in a case brought against LimeWire LLC by the

The suit, filed by the RIAA on behalf of eight major music publishers in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, charged LimeWire with facilitating “pervasive online infringement.” It also accused LimeWire of allowing and actively encouraging users to participate in music piracy.

During the court proceedings, the plaintiffs claimed that over 93 percent of the software’s traffic was made up

In May 2010, federal Judge Kimba Wood found LimeWire LLC liable for copyright infringement. She also found LimeWire founder Mark Gordon to be personally liable. The RIAA then made two separate motions–one for permanent shut down of the company, and the other for freezing of the company’s assets.

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November 1, 2010 - Posted by | entertainment, global, music | , , , , , ,

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