01/11/2010

By David White, Managing Director, Weboptimiser

Lime Group spokeswoman Tiffany Guarnaccia appeared to acknowledge their defeat "We are out of the file-sharing business, but you can make it known that other aspects of our business remain ongoing".

An injunction issued by the US district court in New York has effectively shut down the much loved LimeWire, one of the internet's biggest file-sharing sites.

It ends years and years of wrangling between the privately-owned Lime Group and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The injunction compels Lime Group to disable its searching, downloading, uploading and file trading features.

The firm plans to launch new services that adhere to copyright laws soon.

Visitors to the LimeWire website see a legal notice that reads: "This is an offical notice that LimeWire is under a court ordered injunction to stop distributing and supporting its file-sharing software."

It adds that "downloading or sharing copyrighted content without authorisation is illegal".

We wish them well, although the authorities are involved in a big crack down on illegal file-sharing.

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