It's back: LimeWire Pirate Edition debuts

By Emil ยท 67 replies
Nov 9, 2010
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  1. 255juan

    255juan TS Rookie

    Now that is just funny!!! But saw it coming
  2. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 418

    Those pesky pirates are hard to keep at bay aren't they?
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Agreed, but it just adds another way to get a virus/trojan. Sure people will still get them from stupid browsing, but this is just another avenue for infection.
  4. TwiztidSef

    TwiztidSef TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Well the illegal method would be bit-torrent. Basicly sites like btjunkie, mininova, and the piratebay. Use Utorrent as a client as well. The advantage is that you will be able to download entire collections in one go. The drawback is that bit-torrent uses extremely high amounts of bandwidth because of the number of connects. It also needs tools like Winrar. And it takes time.

    The legal method I am looking into at the moment is Zune Pass. It seems kinda like a netflix for music. Monthly fees and access to their library type deal.

    I am not good at explaining things so you may want to do independent research.
  5. thanks I'll look into those places...
  6. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    First thing I thought of reading this was -
    On another note - its not Limewirethats full of virus's its the files you download. And its not rocket science to spot the virus files. As cryptopsy said - .exe file and 16kb - come on.
    I will admit I used Limewire in the past, and through a bit of intelligence and an anti-virus I don't believe I have ever gotten a virus from a file I d/l via Limewire
  7. What about BearShare???..says its legal downloads?
  8. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    The article states that Limewire itself came with spyware and malware. Yes you can get more by naively downloading viruses, but the client itself has been improved by removing the unpleasantness.
    BearShare also uses the gnutella network. Depending on your country of residence, if Limewire is illegal there, BearShare should be too.
  9. I support downloading games, music and movies. Why? Let's take a very well known actor who has made several movies but I will concentrate on a particular trilogy of his. He starred in the original movie followed by the sequel. He said he would not do a third (ie: a trilogy) but he was convinced to do so. How? He was paid an obscene US$60,000,000 and it took only 5 months out of his time to do the film. I don't care who you are, nobody deserves to be paid that amount of money for only 5 months work. Now don't give me any flack that actors work long hours from early morning to late. So does a factory or road worker and they only earn a measly $500.00 or so a week. Then we go to see the movie at the cinema and are charged $15.00 followed by $20.00 - $40.00 for the DVD/Bluray which only costs a relatively minimal amount to produce but the royalties go to the film-makers, film-studios and sometimes to the actors as well. I understand that it cost huge amounts of money to develop, produce and market games, films and music etc but at the end of the day, after all the expenses have been paid, many film-makers, actors, singers etc are multi-multi-millionaires who lead lavish lifestyles that 98% of the world's population can only dream about. Pay all these people a normal wage, charge us only a few dollars to see a movie or concert or to buy a CD/DVD game and then I would support anti-piracy.
  10. jenifleo

    jenifleo TS Rookie

    Man I remember the days I had Limewire running all day long. I downloaded way too much. Now I use all legal sources. I wish I could use these services, but with my kids I'm trying to protect my kids and my family from any legal bullshit.
  11. love you lilmewire!!

    Got to keep the underground going strong!
  12. music is free to the public i think because you can find new music on lime wire and i hate frost wire i mean it is not that bad but the music is crap on frost wire i like lime wire because i know how to work the darn thing easy because music is free everyone needs to tell people about this site because music can make you dance real good there is country, rock, rock and roll and blugrass, and old timey nusic and blues and rap and soul music like motown i love all this music and even a little ****** tonk piano and some good old boogie woogie piano music can make you fall in love with your partner or it could be the song that was played at your wedding and music set a feeling in a person young and old or kids shoot i used to have this little rat terrier dog that would sit in my truck while i worked on it because i had the radio on he would lay and listen to classic country he would stick his ears up and listen to it but i would change it to rap he would look at me and then the radio and then me and then i would change it back he loved music because he would get happy for some reason and he liked credence clear water revival and all the other oldies and rock if i had it on another station he would chage with his paw because my radio was a old turn knob fm am radio he would hit the right preset he knew which one to hit
  13. MaXtor

    MaXtor TS Booster Posts: 149   +39

    If you're computer savvy you simply know which extensions are safe to download via P2P. I normally use a certain warez site to find MegaUpload links for 99.99% of anything I could want. Which is a cheap subscription that lets me download unlimited at full speed. Usually the only time I use a P2P program is for downloading individual songs.

    If you're going to download warez you should be at least smart enough verify what you download. Use an online virus scanner like Jotti or VirusTotal. Test with an online sandbox, like Sunbelt or Anubis. Manually check the file with OllyDbg.

    I don't feel I'm doing anything wrong. I go to the theater to watch movies. When a band I like comes to my city I go to their concert, I buy their overpriced merchandise. I download any game I think I'll like and out the singleplayer then if I like it I'll buy it for the online multiplayer.
  14. I'm mad I was misled when this was downloaded. My debit card was charged I told not to contact my bank or face double the fees. I was told to email which doesn't get you anywhere. Someone tell how to find out how to find who owes a refund and how I can get rid of this ridiculous mess.

    ticked off
  15. How do you block users from seeing the album art?
  16. Marry me crytpo...ea
  17. Elliander

    Elliander TS Rookie

    This is actually kinda funny: As a direct result of efforts to shut it down the service became better and more difficult to regulate. No centralized server means it cannot be shut down remote, and since there is no one claiming responsibility or ownership there is no one for them to sue.

    Legally speaking, the makers of Limewire did exactly as they were told. The only legal violations taking place are the people who reverse engineered the Limewire code. To protect itself, Limewire did make a copyright claim against the website hosting the material, but because they were forced to shut down they are in no position to make a copyright claim to every hosting service on the internet.

    Technically, Torrent sites are better sources of Piracy anyway, but it's really funny how these groups fight back by becomming decentralized. Fighting Torrents and P2P would be like trying to shut off the entire internet. Even if you did, all you need is a few computers to network themselves together and everything is easier on everyone except the government.
  18. Limewire pirate edition is indicated as a virus by spybot search and distroy.
    download VUSE instead, then search via your browser on kick *** or, vuse will then down load safely :)

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