LimeWire Will Close Completely Dec. 31

BitTorrent, anyone?
Making limeaid from lemons, er, limes…

 

By Fred Mills

 

In late October, after embattled file-sharing company
LimeWire was ordered by a U.S.
district court judge to stop distribution and support of their P2P service,
speculation ran high that the company’s death knell had finally been sounded. You
can read our report of the lawsuit mounted against LimeWire by several of the
major record labels elsewhere on the Blurt site.

 

Sure enough, word arrived earlier this week that despite
LimeWire indicating, at that time, it would still remain “open for business”
and that it would soon be creating “a completely new music service,” the
company will be shutting down for good as of December 31. According to media
reports
, a spokesperson for the company announced recently, “As a result
of our current legal situation, we have no choice but to wind down LimeWire Store
operations. Given our current situation, plans to bring our separate, legal
music service to market, have been canceled.”

 

 

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