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File-Sharing Firms May Be Heeding Cease-and-Desist Letters
/ September 22, 2005 12:28 pm

Los Angeles — Reuters reported on Thursday that peer-to-peer file-sharing is now offline and the New York office of file-sharing firm eDonkey appeared to be closed, in the wake of receiving cease-and-desist letters from record labels accusing the services of copyright infringement. The letters were reportedly sent to seven firms including BearShare, LimeWire, eDonkey and WinMX, and follow a Supreme Court ruling that found fellow peer-to-peer software providers Grokster and Streamcast Networks (Morpheus) guilty of copyright infringement. Representatives from the companies behind WinMX, eDonkey and BearShare could either not be reached by Reuters, or did not respond to requests for comment.

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