LimeWire Shutters File Sharing Services After RIAA Win
LimeWire on Tuesday finally shuttered its file sharing services, months after a federal judge sided with the Recording Industry Association of America and found the New York company liable for a “substantial amount of copyright infringement” that the music industry claims amount to $1 billion.
The 4-year-old case, brought by the RIAA, alleged that as much as 93 percent of LimeWire’s file sharing traffic was unauthorized copyright material. LimeWire’s obituary was written by U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood of New York, who ruled in May the site knowingly played host to massive infringement. Tuesday she ordered it to stop “searching, downloading, uploading, file trading” and to cease its “file distribution functionality.”
Is BitTorrent next?