A U.S. federal court has issued an injunction to stop the LimeWire file-sharing service, which allowed users to share songs and other files over the Internet. The Lime Group was found liable of copyright infringement in May.
LimeWire, a peer-to-peer file sharing network that was recently found liable to recording artists for massive copyright piracy faces an additional threat to its existence: Music publishers are suing it too, alleging the same piracy.
LimeWire's software allows users to share music -- most of it copyrighted. A U.S. District Court judge ruled Wednesday against LimeWire in a copyright infringement case that will likely bankrupt it.