A federal judge on Tuesday granted the music industry's request to shut down the popular file sharing service Limewire, which has been found liable for copyright violations.
The ruling was from Judge Kimba Wood in Manhattan federal court halts the operation of one of the world’s biggest file sharing service for letting consumers download movies, TV show, and music for free over the internet.
The decision of the court stated that Limewire intentionally caused a “massive scale of infringement” involving thousands of artistic works.
Wood issued a permanent injunction that requires the company to disable its “searching, download, and uploading, file trading and/or file distribution functionality.”
The federal Judge also said that, “Record companies have suffered – and will continue to suffer – irreparable harm from Lime Wire’s inducement of widespread infringement of their works.”