LimeWire Finished Legitimate Music DownloadsAdded: Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
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The company told vendors that it will stop LimeWire Store activities by 2011. Besides, the company announced to the site’s visitors that it doesn’t accept new customers any longer. This news came of the heels of American District Judge’s injunction on behalf of the Recording Industry Association of America, when it ordered LimeWire to disable all the functionality of the application, including searching and downloading.
It seems like LimeWire Inc. is really going on with its slow demise. Recently the news came that LimeWire is planning to close down its legitimate music download store, too.
It was just a little over a month ago, when this October American District Judge ruled an injunction forcing LimeWire Inc. to disable all the functionality of the world’s known file-sharing application. In fact, that injunction was just a continuation of the service’s earlier court loss to the music industry, which decided that both Limewire as an applicator and its creator, Mark Gorton, had committed copyright violation. Moreover, the latter was claimed to be also engaged in unfair competition, as well as being inducing other people to commit copyright violation.
Currently, the visitors to the LimeWire Store can only see apologetic “no longer accepting news customers.” However, all the existing users won’t not be renewed or charged, or whatever. Meanwhile, they can still sign in to redeem any remaining song credits. Finally, the announcement was made to the vendors that the company planned to shut down the LimeWire store by the end of 2010 anyway.
While it’s still not clear enough how profitable the application is, its shutdown is most likely done in preparation for the sizable amount of damages RIAA was awarded early next year. In addition, LimeWire is also still facing a suit by the NMPA. The latter asked for “equitable relief” for the damages it claimed to suffer.
Until recently, LimeWire Inc. has been insisting that it is going to turn into a kind of subscription-based “ecosystem”. In that system all the subscribers were claimed to have entire and instant access to their library and catalog from everywhere. However, now this idea doesn’t seem to have a change of heart. Maybe, the company finally understood that the LimeWire Store couldn’t compete with the dozens of alternatives now existing.
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