LimeWire facing takedown effort from RIAA

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LimeWire facing takedown effort from RIAA

Peer to peer provider will have two weeks to make its case.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is lobbying a US court to permanently shut down file-sharing service LimeWire.

According to media reports, the RIAA recently filed a request in the Southern New York US District Court seeking a permanent injunction against the service, which it is accusing of continuing to enable users to illegally share copyrighted content.

LimeWire has reportedly been given two weeks to appeal the RIAA request before a decision is made. The injunction could bar LimeWire from advertising or operating its network and software.

At the time of publication, LimeWire had yet to respond to a request for comment.

The motion is the latest in the ongoing legal feud between the RIAA and the file-sharing service. First filed in 2006, the complaint accused LimeWire of profiting from trafficking pirated content.

In May the RIAA claimed a key victory in the case when the court found LimeWire and its owners liable for copyrighted contend which had been exchanged on the service.

A cash amount has net yet been determined in the case.

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