Federal Judge Permanently Shuts Down Limewire

First, it was Napster. Then Aimster. Then Kazaa.

The RIAA’s crusade against piracy continued ad Limewire became the latest victim to be shut down by a judicial ruling. On Tuesday, users of the peer to peer software program were given a message stating,

“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.”

In 2007, Limewire was accused of copyright infringement by the Recording Industry Association of America. On Tuesday, a federal court judge hit Lime Wire with a permanent injunction that required the company to shut down its file-sharing network. While Lime Wire is out of the file-sharing business, the company continues to operate and is considering its options.

The shut down will simply move pirates to other similar peer-to-peer site. It will not solve the problem that the RIAA needs to do, simply accept change. It’s only a matter of time before the music industry simply collapses and goes the way of the dinosaur.

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About smoothjazzandmore

I'm a TV producer and an Internet radio broadcaster. I also write for my blogs (An Op-Ed Blog and a Football Blog) here at WordPress.
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