Limewire to shut down

28 Oct

A federal judge has ordered Limewire to shut down “the searching, downloading, uploading, file trading and/or file distribution functionality, and/or all functionality” of it’s  P2P file sharing software. This is a great day according to the  RIAA – another step in the right direction. I don’t think its going to change anything or create a sudden anti-piracy movement. To be honest, I’m suprised people still use Limewire considering how easy torrents are these day. Guess some kids out there are very nostalgic with their technology.

Today LimeWire issued an interesting official statement on this legal development:

“While this is not our ideal path, we hope to work with the music industry in moving forward.  We look forward to embracing necessary changes and collaborating with the entire music industry in the future.” – LimeWire Spokesperson.

An important point of clarification, LimeWire is not “shutting down”, in specific regarding our software, we are compelled to use our best efforts cease support and distribution of the file-sharing software, along with increased filtering.  And, that is what we are doing.

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