Judge Orders Lime Wire To Shut Down
October 27, 2010 at 4:02 AM (PT)
LIME WIRE has been ordered to shut down its program that allows users to download, upload and trade music recordings. BLOOMBERG.COM report "U.S. District Judge KIMBA WOOD in NEW YORK ordered the file-sharing website operator to cease all 'distribution and support' of its P2P file-sharing service, LIME WIRE spokeswoman TIFFANY GUARNACCIA said TODAY (10/26) in an e-mailed statement. The court injunction wasn’t immediately available online."
In AUGUST (NET NEWS 8/12), LIME WIRE, accused of infringing on copyrights on recordings, requested a jury trial in a lawsuit filed by music publishers.
"Naturally, we’re disappointed with this turn of events," LIME WIRE CEO GEORGE SEARLE said in a statement. "However, at this time, we have no option but to cease further distribution and support of our software. LIME WIRE remains open for business," SEARLE added, saying the company is "creating a completely new music service."
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, WARNER MUSIC GROUP and EMI MUSIC GROUP brough the suit against LIME WIRE.