LimeWire P2P downloads shut down

– The popular U.S. P2P internet download site, LimeWire, which had already been convicted for copyright violation, announced that it received notice that District Court Judge Kimba Wood has issued a permanent injunction ordering LimeWire to disable “searching, downloading, uploading, file trading and/or file distribution.”

Limewire stated, we are “disappointed by the turn of events,” the site, saying it had “worked hard to bridge the gap between technology and rights holders.”

Eight members of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), including giants such as EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music and Warner / Chappell, had brought the case to court in June in New York, seeking compensation for an unspecified amount due to alleged copyright violations that LimeWire had committed in “a large scale.”

LimeWire a file sharing site, was launched on August 2000, and allowed Internet users to exchange files via P2P technology (PEER-to-peer “, ie user to user or computer to computer).

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