no more Limewire

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in AppleOutsider edited January 2014
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In an order Tuesday, liberal U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood in Manhattan entered a permanent injunction, ordering the service to disable the searching, downloading, uploading or file trading of its software and to block the sharing of unauthorized music files.



LimeWire Told to Shut Permanently



Presumably, Acquisition is still OK

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  • Reply 1 of 8
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,224moderator
    It certainly doesn't shut down the gnutella network of P2P servers and the Limewire application is still in use by a lot of people and it won't break. They can easily distribute updates P2P so this move will just prevent new users getting it but it will be available on other sites.



    I know people like to think that file sharing is something they have a right to do and they are guided by their own ethics but a huge number of P2P users don't think like that. Most people I know who use Limewire/Bittorrent etc are people who can afford to pay for content but see these software packages as means to avoid the whole bank account depletion aspect of it and that needs to stop.
  • Reply 2 of 8
    I haven't read her decision but it appears the complaint was due to music copyright violation concerns. Ever since record/CD sales began its inexorable decline the music industry began looking for a scapegoat, never questioning their habit of producing horrible music for the sole purpose of padding a CD containing one decent song. I never thought Napster and its descendants was the sole reason for the decline.



    After all the time it's taken for this complaint to work its way through the courts, it appears to be a moot point anyway. I doubt that much illegal music copying exists any more, so if it were to cease completely, I don't believe musicians would suddenly realize any sudden increase in revenue.



    The iTMS fundamentally and permanently altered traditional music distribution channels. It's my opinion it also reduced the extent of copyright infringement. It's too convenient to pay 99¢ and know what you're getting.



    After seeing Apple's Lion preview (with its integrated Mac App Store) I believe we will see a similar effect on illegal software as well.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    This is like always.

    One down and one to come

    P2P specially the decentralized ones are really difficult to close or even to control if everybody used end-to-end encryption.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by john galt View Post


    LimeWire Told to Shut Permanently



    Presumably, Acquisition is still OK



    You can use Frostwire which I just downloaded which is free and a bit sharing website also. Much more songs to choose from than Limewire.
  • Reply 5 of 8
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    Originally Posted by gerald apple View Post


    You can use Frostwire which I just downloaded which is free and a bit sharing website also. Much more songs to choose from than Limewire.



    Thanks for the info i will give it a try.
  • Reply 6 of 8
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,039member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by john galt View Post


    I haven't read her decision but it appears the complaint was due to music copyright violation concerns.



    Of course it was. What else would it be about?



    Quote:

    Ever since record/CD sales began its inexorable decline the music industry began looking for a scapegoat, never questioning their habit of producing horrible music for the sole purpose of padding a CD containing one decent song. I never thought Napster and its descendants was the sole reason for the decline.



    Maybe not the sole reason, but one of the largest. Definitely.



    Quote:



    After all the time it's taken for this complaint to work its way through the courts, it appears to be a moot point anyway. I doubt that much illegal music copying exists any more, so if it were to cease completely, I don't believe musicians would suddenly realize any sudden increase in revenue.



    The iTMS fundamentally and permanently altered traditional music distribution channels. It's my opinion it also reduced the extent of copyright infringement. It's too convenient to pay 99¢ and know what you're getting.



    After seeing Apple's Lion preview (with its integrated Mac App Store) I believe we will see a similar effect on illegal software as well.





    It clearly still exists, but it's also not as widespread. I agree...iTunes really did change everything, even though it wasn't the first. I think the reason is they've made it easier to buy than to steal, which is the right approach. I can pay a $1 and a get a high-quality compressed track that is indistinguishable from a CD on most equipment, or I can search for the right song on Limewire, going through all the garbage such as low bitrate and sources, corrupted files, porn, bad quality, etc...all to risk getting caught and sued. Fantastic. I'll pay the $1.00, thanks. And I'll sleep at night.
  • Reply 7 of 8
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sheldon25 View Post


    Thanks for the info i will give it a try.



    I download 25 songs already and no viruses at all.Pretty good website and fast.Good Luck
  • Reply 8 of 8
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gerald apple View Post


    I download 25 songs already and no viruses at all.Pretty good website and fast.Good Luck



    Yeah, let's not talk about piracy here, shall we?
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