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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Court Ordered LimeWire to Close Down Their Service

Court Ordered LimeWire to Close Down Their Service

Court Ordered LimeWire to Close Down Their Service

Added: Friday, November 5th, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
U.S. District Judge recently handed out a decision ordering LimeWire to shutdown their application and disable search and file-sharing functions of their services, as well as the other functionality. This injunction recalls the LimeWire’s court loss to the RIAA this past spring.

Yesterday District Judge Kimba Wood ordered the LimeWire to disable their searching and file-sharing functionality of the famed P2P application. The ruling follows the company’s lost case to the RIAA 6 months ago where the judge ruled that LimeWire had committed copyright violation, as well as engaged in unfair competition, and induced its clients to commit copyright violation.

The company’ s CEO is, of course, disappointed with such decision, claiming that the LimeWire prided itself in its pioneering history and had been working hard for years in order to fill the gap between technology and copyrights owners. Nevertheless, at the moment the company has no other option but to stop further distribution and support of LimeWire.

Originally, the suit against the Gnutella-based client started back in 2006, and became a testament to how slowly the US justice system works during the web’s evolution in leaps in bounds. Since then LimeWire has been surpassed by both faster and safer alternatives like BitTorrent, making the court decision and subsequent injunction a demonstrative victory for the RIAA. The lesson for others was that nobody should try and profit from unauthorized peer-to-peer.

Meanwhile, LimeWire still faces an ongoing lawsuit with the NMPA, demanding “equitable relief” for the damages its members bore over the years. Nevertheless, LimeWire announced it is going to come back as a subscription-based “ecosystem” providing its subscribers an access to their entire library across their desktop and devices, as well as in the cloud. LimeWire says that their team of developers is creating an entirely new service bringing its customers back to their digital music experience.

These intentions may be great, but the company seems to forget that it faces paying millions of dollars in damages to the RIAA, so one can hardly suggest it will get enough money to license and develop this new music “ecosystem”. Meanwhile, the RIAA is happy with the rulings, forgetting that there are still hundreds of P2P alternatives out there.

November 5th, 2010

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Date:  Friday, November 5th, 2010

Comments (5) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-11-05 20:07:37)
Brynn217 avatarLimewire doesnt make money off the sharing itself... maybe some off donations that help pay for servers and some off ads that most of us dont have... Where is the profits? Also, they have a msg now when you start it up with the wording from above.. saying they are shutting down the service... my daughter couldnt figure out what to do... but i looked at it, the search bar is still at the top and type something in, The service is still active... just doesnt seem like it when you start it up....

posted by (2010-11-07 10:47:32)
krazy45 avatareventually other p2p file sharing apps will be targeted...

posted by Blocked (2010-11-08 22:45:46)
Onyx521 avatarThe P2P family is huge and these corporations will not be able to stop us. Their way of conducting business based on pure greed is what has destroyed the U.S.A. Think about it. Their greed has led to jobs being outsourced, people losing their homes, and 401K's vanishing. Everything is based on profit for them and it is usually at the expense of others misery. Well the P2P family is more tenacious then the Tea Party, rougher then the republicans, and can out do the democrats. We cannot be stopped.

posted by (2010-11-09 17:30:17)
No avatarIf anyone remembers...this happened to war3z back in the day, like limewire went to 5.0v, war3z went from 2.8v to 3.0v and had the same format as lime 5.0v.
After that...it was all down hill, they wanted to know who you shared with and all that just like lime 5.0...anytime I see that it's time to abandon ship...RIP war3z and limewire.

posted by (2011-03-30 03:36:54)
No avatarvery true onyx there is far too many p2p for them to stop it the thing is if limewire shuts down up comes another one called something else in actuality im glad limewire got shut down cause i got the blue screen of death on one of my laptops from it but heres the thing the industry is still going to make money regardless cause some people which i cant argue with them would rather go and buy a dvd which if i think after i watch it and i like it i will buy it but i got disappointed the last time i went and saw wolfman in the theaters and it was garbage it was a waste of my money and i wouldnt even dl it and that goes for any movie but hey on the bright side go look at guvera.com its a legal version of dl music

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