LimeWire Gets Two Weeks To Live
June 8, 2010 at 5:07 AM (PT)
LIMEWIRE received a brief reprieve of two weeks from the hangman's noose YESTERDAY (6/7), when U.S. District Judge KIMBA WOOD gave LIMEWIRE lawyers two weeks to respond to a motion filed FRIDAY by the music industry to close down LIMEWIRE, reports CNET.COM.
The major labels won a copyright judgement against LIMEWIRE last month (NET NEWS 5/13). The judge wrote, "The evidence demonstrates that LIMEWIRE optimized LIMEWIRE's features to ensure that users can download digital recordings, the majority of which are protected by copyright, and that LIMEWIRE assisted users in committing infringement."
The RIAA sued, along with record labels, and wrote in its filing: "Stopping further distribution of the LIMEWIRE Client ... is only the first step toward curtailing the irreparable harm to Plaintiffs."
[Was this a fair decision, or do you think the Judge should have shut LIMEWIRE down immediately? Share your thoughts below.]