Limewire is shut and for many Africans in the diaspora, this is sad news. They used Limewire to legally share music from their respective countries. After 4 years of an ongoing legal battle, Limewire was shut yesterday by a court in Manhattan. The company was asked to cease any "searching, downloading, uploading and file trading." The Limewire website had the legal notice: "This is an official notice that LimeWire is under a court-ordered injunction to stop distributing and supporting its file-sharing software. Downloading or sharing copyrighted content without authorization is illegal."
The Law is the law, and should therefore be enforced and respected.
A Malawian living in Washington was clearly disappointed by the development saying that Limewire was used to share music with his friends and family from Blantyre and Lilongwe in Malawi. He also said that he must find another way to listen to Malawian classic artists like Saleta Phiri, Alan Namoko, Esau Mwamwaya and Evison Matafale.
Do you think that Limewire will resurrect again?
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