Judge pulls the plug on LimeWire

Vince Coglianese Contributor
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A U.S. District Court has ordered LimeWire to stop distributing and supporting its peer-to-peer file-sharing software, ruling that it “intentionally encourages” copyright infringement.

It’s been ten years since LimeWire was originally released and it looks like all that unauthorized file sharing has finally caught up to it. Judge Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan ruled that LimeWire and its creator, Mark Gorton, “intentionally encouraged direct infringement” of copyright and “marketed itself to Napster users, who were known copyright infringers.” As a result, the judge ordered LimeWire to disable “the searching, downloading, uploading, file trading…and/or all functionality” of its venerable P2P software.

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