Federal U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood, found Limewire liable for copyright infringement and entered a permanent injunction, ordering the service to disable the ability to search for, download, upload, or trade its software, and to block the sharing of unauthorized music files. The lawsuit was brought forth on behalf of the Recording Industry Association of America.
What a sad day for Limewire, and its loyal users. Our stance in this ordeal, is that Limewire was a very risky program to use due to its “open ports” allowing hackers and malicious viruses, the ability to compromise a person’s computer even while the user is not searching the internet. 90% of the computers that we received that were infected with viruses, had one thing in common. That is correct..NINETY PERCENT!! Would you like to guess what these computers had in common?
THEY ALL HAD LIMEWIRE INSTALLED ON THEM!!!
So…..don’t look at the demise of Limewire as a bad thing. There are countless file sharing websites that exist nowadays if downloading files is your “cup of tea.” Just remember that with every file you download your data is being compromised!