The End of Free Downloads Music!? LimeWire Shut Down!


LimeWire has been shut down after the New York company lost a four year long lawsuit with the Recording Industry Association of America, having been found guilty of massive copyright infringement. Make sure you check out this story on the effects of the Limewire shutdown.

Users of the LimeWire client software on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, as well as of the peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing network facilitated by LimeWire, visiting the company’s website are greeted by a message explaining why they are no longer able to share content through the LimeWire service and clients.

“This is an official notice that LimeWire is under a court-ordered injunction to stop distributing and supporting its file-sharing software. Downloading or sharing copyrighted content without authorization is illegal,” reads the said message.

But LimeWire not only took the necessary measures to stop distributing and supporting its file-sharing software, but also to shutter key elements of the P2P network.

Features such as searching, downloading, uploading, file sharing and all distribution capabilities associated with the service have been disabled.

A LimeWire spokesperson noted that the company is still willing to work with the music industry in order to keep its file-sharing network alive.

“While this is not our ideal path, we hope to work with the music industry in moving forward. We look forward to embracing necessary changes and working with the entire music industry in the future.” Full Story at Softpedia

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