RIP LimeWire: Limewire Shut Down

LimeWire  follow the PirateBay’s step. Except no jail. LimeWire is a free peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) client program that runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and other operating systems supported by the Java platform. It was released in May 2000, and after 11 years, it will be terminated. Recording Industry Association of America win the battle to shut down the LimeWire’s New York office and their business in 2011 because of the copyright infringement.

LimeWire got users around 50 million a month and 93 percent of it about transferring unauthorized material. (What is it about the 7 percent remains?)

Image courtesy: LimeWire

LimeWire strongly reminding you, it is illegal.

Read this from LimeWire CEO, Goerge Searle:

As of today, we are required to stop distribution and support of LimeWire’s P2P file-sharing service as a result of a court-ordered injunction. Naturally, we’re disappointed with this turn of events. We are extremely proud of our pioneering history and have, for years, worked hard to bridge the gap between technology and content rights holders. However, at this time, we have no option but to cease further distribution and support of our software. It’s a sad occasion for our team, and for you – the hundreds of millions of people who have used LimeWire to discover new things. LIMEWIRE. News Here.

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