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October 26, 2010

LimeWire shut down

Online file-sharing service LimeWire was shut down by a US federal court on Tuesday following a lawsuit filed by the music industry.

Pirate Bay is also shut down.

The move came a little more than five months after a US judge ruled in favour of 13 music companies in a copyright infringement and unfair competition case brought against LimeWire.

The 13 music companies filed their complaint against LimeWire in 2006 and Judge Wood ruled in their favour in May. In June, eight members of the National Music Publishers' Association filed a separate copyright suit against LimeWire. LimeWire software was released in August 2000 and uses peer-to-peer, or P2P, technology to allow users to share music or other files over the Internet.

LimeWire is owned by the Lime Group, a New York-based company.