Home > News > Federal Court Injunction Shuts Down LimeWire File-sharing • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Federal Court Injunction Shuts Down LimeWire File-sharing

Federal Court Injunction Shuts Down LimeWire File-sharing
Get XBIZ News
Oct 27, 2010 11:00 AM PDT    Text size: 
NEW YORK — Lime Group has disabled the file-sharing and music-searching features of its peer-to-peer file sharing service LimeWire following a court-ordered injunction issued yesterday by the U.S. District Court.

The service remains unavailable today, with a legal notice posted on its homepage that reads, “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."

The injunction mandates Lime Group to disable the P2P software’s downloading, uploading, file trading and distribution features, effective immediately.

The privately owned company and its founder, Mark Gorton, have been battling with the Recording Industry Association of America in court for four years.

In May, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood agreed with 13 plaintiff record companies that LimeWire's parent and its founder Mark Gorton didn't offer any supervisory control with their peer-to-peer software and were found liable for committing and inducing infringement and engaging in unfair competition.

According to reports, LimeWire’s digital music store will remain available and the company says it plans to roll out a new software that will include a desktop media player, mobile apps and a catalog of music that users can stream and download — and, most importantly, adheres to copyright laws.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Fierce Competition Breeds Cam Studio Excellence

A combination of elegance and engineering, cam studios operate in a highly competitive environment where slim margins must be maximized through innovation and careful management. XBIZ recently asked a... More »

Quality Network Partners Bolster Cam Studio Success

There is a potent dynamic in the cam world between consumers, models, networks and studios, with each playing a vital role in the forging of this erotic ecosystem. One often overlooked factor is the role... More »

Retailers Talk BDSM Shopping Trends

These days, BDSM is so mainstream that it is being depicted in everything from beer commercials to telenovelas. Floggers, paddles, ball gags and handcuffs were once considered the bad boys of adult retail;... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.

UPCOMING EVENTS

XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida

XShow 18+ 2017

Jun 01 - Jun 03
Moscow, Russia

Cam Summit

Jun 02 - Jun 04
Lloret de Mar, Spain
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!