A federal judge has issued an injunction on LimeWire for copyright infringement and unfair competition. The music industry had claimed the infringement against the Lime Group which owns LimeWire back in May. LimeWire has issued an official statement on their blog today with more details. The biggest change is that they have to disable the following functionality as well as distribution of the client immediately.
“the searching, downloading, uploading, file trading and/or file distribution functionality, and/or all functionality”
LimeWire has also stated that they will try to work with the music industry to allow them to stay open for business:
“While this is not our ideal path, we hope to work with the music industry in moving forward,” said a Lime Wire spokesperson in a statement. “We look forward to embracing necessary changes and collaborating with the entire music industry in the future.”