LimeWire has been shut-down, stopped its file sharing after a federal judge signed an injunction to stop LimeWire from further business.
The suit was filed by the Recording Industry Association of America in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, charged LimeWire with facilitating “pervasive online infringement.” Also, it accused LimeWire of allowing and actively encouraging users to participate in music piracy.
“For the better part of the last decade, LimeWire and Gorton have violated the law,” the RIAA explained. “The court has now signed an injunction that will start to unwind the massive piracy machine that LimeWire and Gorton used to enrich themselves immensely.”
The lawsuit was filed against the company in 2006 on behalf of the major record labels by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
LimeWire posted the following on its web site:
“THIS IS AN OFFICIAL NOTICE THAT LIMEWIRE IS UNDER A COURT-ORDERED INJUNCTION TO STOP DISTRIBUTING AND SUPPORTING ITS FILE-SHARING SOFTWARE. DOWNLOADING OR SHARING COPYRIGHTED CONTENT WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION IS ILLEGAL.”