Pirates Hijack, Resurrect Limewire; Company Disavows 'Pirate Edition'

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LimeWire LLC, potentially liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for copyright infringement, issued a cease-and-desist notice of its own Wednesday, trying to prevent anonymous computer programmers from distributing a "pirate edition" of its file-sharing software.

A federal court has permanently enjoined the New York company from distributing its software, which lets users upload and download free, often illegal, copies of songs and other media. But earlier this week a new version, "LimeWire Pirate Edition," surfaced online, purportedly created by a "secret" team of software developers.

Read the whole story at The Wall Street Journal

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