|The Recording Industry Association of America has accused in court papers the official LimeWire of breaching the recent court injunction by somehow dealing with the application called LimeWire Pirate Edition. The Association said that the service linking to infringing software was developed by either current or former employee of LimeWire LLC. This resulted in the company taking action against the Pirate Edition website and having it closed down.
In the early November the LimeWire sharing application had been resurrected by an unknown team of developers after being shut down by a court injunction. The version has got a name of LimeWire Pirate Edition and was based on the most recent functioning build of LimeWire, but no longer depended on the official servers, plus had all adware and spyware removed.
Now the RIAA is making another step, claiming in court papers that because of the existence of LimeWire Pirate Edition application online, the official LimeWire Company has somehow breached the injunction issued by a federal judge. They said that defendants had had showed that they wouldn’t or couldn’t comply with the injunction. However, it’s not clear how LimeWire LLC. can be liable for the actions of developers who created LimeWire Pirate Edition. The Association is arguing that the website carrying links to the application has been developed by someone formerly or presently working for LimeWire.
In result, the industry has required LimeWire’s assistance in figuring out the identity of the individual responsible for the Pirate Edition operation, known as “Meta Pirate”. Under this requirement, official LimeWire Company had to take action against the Pirate Edition’s site and have it closed down.
Of course, Meta Pirate wasn’t that happy about the result, saying that the Recording Industry Association of America was exploiting the release of the Pirate Edition in order to gain leverage in the court case. He firmly stated that the monkeys responsible for creation of LimeWire Pirate Edition weren’t associated in any way with the official company. Apparently, Meta Pirate can’t contest the court order without revealing his identity, so the service will stay down for now. Meanwhile, the client is still available for downloading from file-sharing services like The Pirate Bay.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
November 25th, 2010Posted by:
Thursday, November 25th, 2010
|It is very clear "copyrights" don't have anything to do with the persecuting being done by the RIAA.|
They still go after Limewire despite having NO PROOF Limewire is even connected with the "pirated" edition...
This is like you getting blamed for something you didn't do and no proof you did anything..
|Seeing as the Limewire pirate edition DOESN'T use any former Limewire servers, they will presumably have to start a take down notice against an UNIDENTIFIED distributor. The 'official' Limewire will no doubt continue a 'don't know' and 'not anything to do with me' stance!|
RIAA haven't a CLUE who the present perpetrator is!!!!!!!
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