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RIAA wants LimeWire shut down for good

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Jun 2010 2:07 User comments (12)

RIAA wants LimeWire shut down for good CNET is reporting this weekend that they have uncovered documents revealing that the music trade group RIAA wants LimeWire shut down for good.
The RIAA has requested that a Manhattan District Court give them a permanent injunction against the P2P client, effectively shutting it down in the United States.

Write the RIAA lawyers: "Every day that Lime Wire's conduct continues unabated guarantees harm to plaintiffs that money damages cannot and will not compensate. The scope of the infringements that Lime Wire induced...boggles the mind."

Last month, Judge Kimba Wood found the once-extremely popular file sharing service liable of copyright infringement in a 4-year-old lawsuit brought against them by the RIAA. The decision was seen as the final nail in the company's coffin.

Kimba will now meet with LimeWire and the RIAA's representatives, where the judge can grant the injunction and seal the service's fate.

Responded LimeWire: "We are looking forward to an opportunity to address the Court for the first time in two years and show that as a matter of fact and law there is no support for this motion."

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12 user comments

16.6.2010 8:45

That would be ok then as it'd keep going else where.

26.6.2010 11:29
lissenup2
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Good riddance to this virus riddled program.

36.6.2010 12:09

Originally posted by lissenup2:
Good riddance to this virus riddled program.
Then don/t use it.

46.6.2010 12:31

I agree with everyone else. I haven't used Limewire in years. I will still use my other sources. Ones that don't have viruses.

56.6.2010 18:21

I'll count myself amongst the many who won't miss the demise of this tired virus riddled site. I fortunately only incurred a few mionior infections while using it, that Notron was able to fix forme. But the biggest reason I stopped using it was due to the crappy results that started poppin up. So many fakes, and the ones that were real(mostly the music)were all of sub-par 128 quality. Sure if you were lucky you'd find some 160's and evena few 192's. But for the most part, After it's heyday came and went, it became little more than a refrence tool for quickly downloading and previewing a song, only to then delete it and get the whole alubm through torrent if you were interested enough, or for my sister, who found it easier to use thatn messing around with torrents. Good, get rid of it.won't be missed at all.

66.6.2010 21:15

All I hear is a bunch of little whiners that don't know how to use a program..."Good riddance, full of viruses,crap this crap that"...I have used it for a long time, never got a virus or something of that kind. It works pretty good at getting torrents as well, or direct, private sharing with other users...if you have a clue of what you're doing.
Yes, there are other better sources,but that's not the point.You just fail to see the bigger picture- if it goes down, is plus one for fu@#k!ng RIAA, zero for everybody else...

76.6.2010 21:33

Originally posted by cyprusrom:
All I hear is a bunch of little whiners that don't know how to use a program..."Good riddance, full of viruses,crap this crap that"...I have used it for a long time, never got a virus or something of that kind. It works pretty good at getting torrents as well, or direct, private sharing with other users...if you have a clue of what you're doing.
Yes, there are other better sources,but that's not the point.You just fail to see the bigger picture- if it goes down, is plus one for fu@#k!ng RIAA, zero for everybody else...
Good point, cyprusrom. This just makes it easier to line the pockets of those bastard lawyers that head the RIAA. They can go suck it! If you don't like the program, don't use it, cause there's always alternatives out there.

87.6.2010 13:18

LimeWire still around?

99.6.2010 1:05

Not to mention if they can target one P2P program they will target all of them.

its bye bye P2P, hello Sneaker Net.

conversation Sometime in the distant Future 'hey dude can i copy your Holotape i wanted to see that Movie? why don't you just get it from the pirate bay. dude they nuked the bay in 2020 don't you remember PETA threw a fit cause it killed all the penguins. ah that's right sorry dude ever since they caught me downloading high school musical 16 Ive had this auto bomb necklace that senses P2P traffic.'

1011.6.2010 15:55

I want it shut down too. That way I won't have to fix relatives computers with massive viral infections. LOL

1117.6.2010 20:18

Originally posted by MadDog86:
I agree with everyone else. I haven't used Limewire in years. I will still use my other sources. Ones that don't have viruses.
Which sites do you use for your music that are virus free..

1219.6.2010 12:57

I also never cought a virus using it, it's also true like someone else said, everbody is missing the point, no matter if limewire sucks or not we all lose on this one, and last, why would one complain he or she wouldn't have to fix people's pc's because of viruses caused by limewire, and would be great to eliminate it, I myself if I was fixing pc's would be elated at the fact it was giving me work.

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