One of the popular online sharing services today received a very bad news from the United States Federal Court after the music industry that filed suit due to copyright infringement won the case five months ago.
LimeWire was ordered by the court to shut down its online service after the US judge ruled to favor the case filed by 13 music companies who cried for copyright infringement committed by the company. Added to the complaint by the music industry against LimeWire is unfair competition brought about the file-sharing service.
George Searle, a top honcho of the company was saddened and very much dissappoited by the court order. Further he said on AFP,
“We are extremely proud of our pioneering history and have, for years, worked hard to bridge the gap between technology and content rights holders. However, at this time, we have no option but to cease further distribution and support of our software.”
But such a bad news may not easily dampen the spirit of the people behind LimeWire as they are also planning to put up a new online service in the future to replace LimeWire.
Most recently, there are lots of cases filed against copyright infringement committed by companies and websites on US courts like Dana White of UFC really running against online streaming sites and services that run UFC fights without their consent. Many of these sites has been slapped by closure and seizure by federal courts just like what happened to LimeWire.
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