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LimeWire shuts down P2P service, looks to future

By Mike
Oct 26, 2010
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  1. gnarph

    gnarph TS Rookie

    Agreed. While I suppose the RIAA means well, they're just pushing pirates to other areas. It's almost a wasted effort.
     
  2. mtrenal

    mtrenal TS Rookie Posts: 45

    I dunno if i agree with the consensus that nothing has been done here. It seems like an awful lot of piracy sites have been shut down recently- starting with TorrentSpy for U.S. users back in.. what was it... 2008? I feel like the RIAA and the other groups are on to something here. Shelling lawsuit after lawsuit at a website is a good way to get them to go bankrupt, unless the operator also happens to be a lawyer who can represent himself. Court battles are expensive, I'm surprised that ThePirateBay has stayed online through the numerous shutdown attempts its gone through.

    I mean, that's not to say that people wont still find a way to get what they want, but the vast majority of the internet users who pirate content would be at a loss without their favorite torrent website helping them. I just get the feeling that in the next couple decades some form of regulation is going to be placed on these websites, in the U.S. at the very least.
     
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,833   +925

    Is it still possible to download, "upyours.exe" from Limewire? I'd like to give it to my ex-wife for Christmas.
     
  4. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    captain i like that comment
     
  5. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 124

    I dont understand one thing guys how does Limewire earns revenue via such route? They are just a free provider and the cost of operation might be huge i guess.
     
  6. people ask me why i will NEVER AGAIN buy a thing from the RIAA. I haven't bought a single thing since the early 2000s since they shut down napster. They're not gonna stop me from downloading, it's for MY PERSONAL USE, and I have every right to do it. If you're smart, you'd stop buying albums no matter what. Stick it to them, these greedy pigs deserve it
     
  7. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Posts: 246

    about the viruses people seem to get from this, i've used limewire for years and i have gotten more viruses from torrents(2) than from LW(0). it's all about being responsible with what you download.
     
  8. xcelofjkl

    xcelofjkl TS Rookie Posts: 86

    So that's why I can't connect. Lol
     
  9. Demons

    Demons TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Limewire was mostly a portal for viruses and adware anyway. Any teenage computer I had to clean off because of infection had limewire on it. You want free music... nothing in this world is free. You pay for it in the end.
     
  10. jazboy

    jazboy TS Rookie Posts: 112

    I hardly use LimeWire only 2-3 times, Most of the time i used to use Vuze as i never had any virus issue with it.
     
  11. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    I never used limewire. (bit)utorrent is and always has been superior.
     
     
  12. Limewire is the ****
     
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,833   +925

    It would seem, not so much any more.
     
  14. will bitcomet be next? This whole thing about file sharing and the RIAA? do the music artists mind?
     
  15. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot TS Rookie Posts: 92

    The only thing that I ever heard anyone successfully downloading via Limewire was viruses. Shutting it down will only push people to better filesharing protocols, so a net win in my opinion. I do hope though that this doesn't set some sort of huge precedence for prosecuting filesharing programs.
     


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