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Federal Judge Shuts Down LimeWire, Says P2P Site Aided ‘Massive’ Infringement

Posted Oct 27, 2010 6:38 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Citing "massive" infringement, a federal judge in New York yesterday ordered LimeWire immediately to shut down its peer-to-peer file-sharing website and gave the company 14 days to report back on the measures it has taken to do so, according to Computerworld and PC World.

The ruling came in a permanent injunction won by the Recording Industry Association of America after years of litigation. Damages will be assessed at a later date.

Despite the demise of the LimeWire site, its parent company is still alive, and its founder, Mark Gorton, says it will work with the music industry and "move forward," the Telegraph reported.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "RIAA Wins Big in LimeWire Case; Peer-to-Peer Site Induced Infringement, Judge Rules"

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