LimeWire Setback

LimeWire, the file-sharing service of Lime Group and founder Mark Gorton, could stop trading songs, temporarily or permanently.

U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood recently ruled in favor of the music industry, which claimed LimeWire was infringing copyrights.

Wood’s decision also says LimeWire and Gorton engaged in unfair competition, according to CNET News.

The next step is for the RIAA, representing the Big Four record companies, to seek a preliminary injunction and C&D against LimeWire, which is reportedly used for as much as half of all downloaded pirated songs.