The site that lets people share files over the Internet has been hit with a federal injunction to disable key parts of its service.
The company and its founder have been wrestling in court with the Recording Industry Association of America, the body representing the U.S. recording industry. The RIAA has claimed that LimeWire’s software encourages illegal sharing of copyright-protected music. In May, LimeWire was found liable of copyright infringement. A trial to set damages is set for January. If you visit the site now, you’ll find a legal notice that says: “This is an official notice that LimeWire is under a court-ordered injunction to stop distributing and supporting its file-sharing software. Downloading or sharing copyrighted content without authorization is illegal.”