Description: Popular file-sharing website LimeWire has been ordered to permanently shut down six months after a federal judge found it liable for copyright infringement on a “massive scale.”
Date: Nov 1 , 2010
“For the better part of the last decade, LimeWire and Gorton have violated the law,” the RIAA said. “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.”
On its website, LimeWire posted a notice that said it was under court order to stop distributing and supporting its software. “Downloading or sharing copyrighted content without authorization is illegal,” the notice said. Click here for rest of story
Questions for discussion:
- Will this decision stop the “sharing” of files on the net?
- Will business models to sell music, like itunes be strengthened as a result of this legal decision?
- What else could business do to protect their content other than legal remidies?