From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

LimeWire is an open source, peer-to-peer computer program that can be used to download and share music, video, other computer programs, and other kinds of files.

In 2010 the Recording Industry Association of America took the makers of LimeWire to the federal court in New York.[1] They said that the software allowed people to download and share music, which was against the law. In June 2010, the National Music Publishers Association also took legal action against LimeWire. LimeWire was shut down in October 2010.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Music industry hits LimeWire with yet another lawsuit - Computerworld". 18 June 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2010.
  2. "Court Order Shuts Down LimeWire's File-Sharing Software". Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  3. Jackson, Nicholas. "With Limewire Down, Americans Don't Know How to Steal Music". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2017-10-19.