Back in May we reported that LimeWire has lost a copyright case, we now have news that they have been told to stop sharing files. The P2P company was told to do so immediately and permanently by an New York federal judge.
LimeWire were told to inform all of their users, the courts said that they would need to report back in 14 days. Once that time is over they will have to prove to the courts on what steps they have taken to shut the free music download side of things.
Jaikumar Vijayan from Computerworld reports that a spokeswoman from LimeWire said that this only means that the distributing or supporting of its P2P software part of the company will be affected. This does not have an affect on their plans to offer a subscription based music service.
A few of my friends have always made fun of me because I support the recording industry by always downloading direct from iTunes. It seems that people have a hard time accepting that using services like P2P is a form a stealing. If this sort of thing was stamped out altogether – then maybe prices could start to come down?
What are your thoughts on this latest LimeWire outcome?