Limewire is officially dead, ordered to shut down thanks to a court ruling from a copyright-infringement case brought on by the Recording Industry Association of America. Congratulations, RIAA, way to stick it to the eight people that were still using it.
Lime Wire was orderd by the court to disable the searching, downloading, uploading, file trading and/or file distribution functionality, and/or all functionality of LimeWire's P2P file-sharing software. Visitors to the site are now met with a legal notice that notifies them of the shutdown.
Earlier this year, a Manhattan federal judge ruled in favor of 13 record labels and the RIAA after they sued LimeWire for copyright infringement. The RIAA wanted the site shut down immediately, but LimeWire was granted a reprieve; until now.
The operators of LimeWire continue to tout how 'proud' they are of their service," the RIAA wrote on its blog. "To be clear, for the better part of the last decade, LimeWire and its operators have violated the law, and in doing so, enriched themselves immensely."
Enriching themselves immensely, huh? Sounds like the strumpet calling the kettle a whore, amirite? I always am. Except when I'm wrong, which has never happened and will never happen. 2 + 2 = swingers, FACT!
Thanks to X-raptor and The Jeff, who download their music in torrents like normal damn people.