Limewire Shutdown Over Copyright Issues

by Jason Fischer

Limewire joins the list of infamous internet services deemed to be overwhelmingly used for copyright infringement (source).  Napster, Mp3.com, and Grokster rumored to be throwing a welcome bash for the new fish.

7 Responses to Limewire Shutdown Over Copyright Issues

  1. evrenseven says:

    wow, I’m surprised it took this long.

  2. MikeZ says:

    i’m just as surprised that people still used limewire. I thought everybody who still shared files had switched over to their favorite torrent app (uTorrent etc) + torrent search engine (thepiratebay.org etc).

    Those being separate entities I suspect it will be a lot harder to truly shut them down.

  3. jfischer1975 says:

    It looks like Limewire’s software was designed to provide access to BitTorrent and Gnutella networks.

  4. splifton says:

    limewire had too much adware and spyware to really be successful. Once people caught on to what they were really sacrificing by using Limewire they switched to a hassle free bit-torrent client.

    -Splifton

  5. fireinyourhole says:

    The global piracy “industry” is collapsing, in America, quite a few ISP put fines on subscribers who download illegal content (torrents). I have download over 2 TB of torrents, and uploaded 5 TB – catch me if you can mofos. I have no problem buying all that shit – but …. im still in high school. In the future – im gunna buy all my music

  6. AiNoNai says:

    wow its amazing how long it actually took for the courts to get involved and its funny that how many people honestly got away with all the free downloading, but in my opinion why should people have the hassle to pay a 1.99 priced song with itunes, etc when they are well over billion dollar franchise that honestly dont need the money that they charge for each song, its should be lowered then there wouldnt be so many cases of under aged teenagers and kids that are violating copyright rule of file sharing. and these words are coming from a 16 year old haha.

  7. Nolo says:

    I would rather pay the band and singer directly, not their agents. Their agents should get only 10% of what the singer and band makes.

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