According to Reuters, on Tuesday a U.S. federal judge in New York City granted the music industry's request to shut down the popular Limewire file-sharing service, which had been found liable for copyright infringement. In Manhattan federal court, Judge Kimba Wood halted one of the world's largest services for letting consumers share music, movies and TV shows for free over the Internet. The ruling stated that Lime Wire LLC intentionally caused a "massive scale of infringement," resulting in a permanent injunction against the company. The judge also stated that potential damages are "staggering" and will far exceed the New York-based company's ability to pay. Lime Wire LLC says that it is "disappointed" in the ruling but will work with the recording industry to move forward. There's an idea: working with record companies as opposed to against them.

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