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LimeWire granted two-week reprieve, might shut down

By Matthew ยท 29 replies
Jun 7, 2010
  1. US District Judge Kimba Wood has granted LimeWire two weeks to respond to a motion filed Friday. The popular peer-to-peer file sharing software suffered a major legal defeat against the RIAA last week, after LimeWire founder Mark Gorton was found liable for copyright infringement, induced copyright infringement, and unfair competition.

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  2. easy solution for LimeWire just make up a new name when they shut this one down. Shutting this down could eliminate like 80% of the virus problems that I fix on a daily basis.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,124   +1,617

    Exactly what Guest said. Even though I'm not a proponent of P2P file sharing sites due to the piracy involved, I know that all of my friends who have used LimeWire were nailed with a virus or trojan.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,915   +3,977

    I'm flatly amazed that with everyone of these cases/sites they have to re-litigate the wheel so to speak. I guess that's a good thing, relatively speaking, but I thought the precedents set with "Kazaa" would have made more of these cases a slam dunk for the plaintiffs..
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,842   +193

    Old habits are hard to kill. Remember BBS before what you have today seems prime target to get destroyed. Remove the unwanted element! Do whatever it takes to stop them! Wipe them clean off the face of the map (internet!) Take them down now!
  6. Kevone07

    Kevone07 TS Rookie

    I am sticking with uTorrents and nothing else. My computer has not been infected for so long. I am so glad too
  7. Use eMule Plus, just dont download programs and games, use it just for music and you will be fine
  8. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 846   +38

    Uh-huh...sounds like they're trying to come up with excuses not to be shut down, lol.

    "oh...we're...um...uh...we're coming up with technology that...uh...uh...that will change the way we view and listen to music? Yeah...that's it! We're going to revolutionize digital music technology! So...don't shut us down or else!"
  9. Captain555

    Captain555 TS Rookie

    The way Limewire is setup, there is no central server, so even if the company dissapear, the 300 millions or so client there won't be affected. It will keep going, and going, and going ....
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,915   +3,977

    Has That Rabbit Been Checked for Rabies.........?

    Groovy, so you're saying it's like the, "Energizer Copyright Violation Bunny" (!) or maybe (?)
  11. Rick

    Rick TS Evangelist Posts: 4,512   +65

    This is actually a case where whining about a billion dollars of lost revenue may actually be true....
  12. Goodbye Limewire, hello Frostwire...nothing changes
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,915   +3,977

    Old School Medicine

    Mr Gorton actually sounds like he may be getting his music delivered very soon in an old fashioned way, by suppository.

    And by "new digital music technologies" does Mr Gorton perhaps mean, more invasive and harder to remove free malware...?
  14. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,073   +164

    W*** is on the air....

    " Hey kids, its Mad Jack spinnin the platters for ya....after the break i got ' Here comes the bum", 'Get Back' and ' your own worst enema' for ya after this.....

    slow pitch right over the plate...nice 'Ice' Cap :p:wave:
  15. I guess my question is: Limewire has professed it was legal. Now, RIAA is sueing but for those new songs being released. What about alot of folks who download those old songs from way back when where it is virtually impossible to find them in stores or music stores? This was great for the old timers wanting those old songs from when they were kids. Why can't they find a way to just make it so people can download the oldies?
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,915   +3,977

    Here's the problem, while many oldies may or may not be protected by copyright law prevailing at their time of their release, the current terms, (from 1976 on) are extensive. Prior to 1976, the term of protection was potentially as much as 56 years anyway. Some simple math shows that some "oldies" may squeak in as being protected.

    The Wiki page;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_copyright_law

    What you suggest is idealistic, and perhaps plausible in very limited circumstances, but the facts are, once you shoot an organism (or institution) directly in the heart, it dies.

    So, being a geezer myself, I sympathize with you, but the demographics don't favor your ideas one bit. It's the digital age children that are arousing all of the legal hire, and bringing all the heat down upon everyone. It could even be postulated, that the failing is with the parents, since most of them don't know right from wrong, or even something as basic as "mine from yours".
  17. shutting down limewire is NOT going to stop people from downloading music off p2p programs.We are in a bad economy now and some people can't afford to buy music.SIMPLE AS THAT!!And the government suing everyone is NOT going to do ANYTHING!So don't even waste your time!
  18. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 55,266   +456

    Let's say, there is a country somewhere in the world, with a very bad regime in power.
    We know from history...sooner, or later, there will be people, who will revolt. Peacefully, or not.
    Will the regime say, it's legal to oppose it, to revolt?
    Of course not. From the regime point of view, it'll be illegal.


    Music industry was ripping people off for many, many years.
    One simple example.
    You love just that one song of some artist. All other songs of that particular artist are crappy, but that one song....I have to have it.
    Was it possible in the past?
    Of course not.
    To get just that one song, you had to buy a whole CD for 20 bucks, or so.
    Music industry kept saying, there is no physically possible to deliver just one song.
    Napster showed up some years ago and all of sudden, like some magic, music industry says what?
    Of course, we can deliver just one song. iTunes and all others came to life.

    Why music industry was lying to us, ripping us off for years?

    P2P is just a payback. It's a very sweet taste of a revenge :)
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,915   +3,977

    Why I Remember 7 Inch, Analog Vinyl ROM Discs...!

    This is what we used to call, "the medley of their hit"

    I know you're on a roll, but you're tampering with the facts perhaps a bit too much.

    First of all, there was a time you could buy just one song, and it was well before computers. We used to call them "45 RPM singles". And while it's true, they were actually 2 songs, the second song was sort of gratuitously thrown in, since nobody was about leaving the second side of the record blank.

    Ok, I'm also at a loss to figure out where you claim to be paying, "20 bucks or so" for a CD.

    Now this is just another take on the old, "I'm entitled to steal from the record companies, because they've stolen from me song and dance..

    Why don't you come up with a number on how much you think you should be entitled to steal before you think you're even.

    Really, I mean come up with a ratio, 10 to 1, 100 to 1, or how about a thousand to one. Will you stop when you hit that point? Or doesn't that point ever exist for you?

    Oh, while I'm still thinking of it, you can always hold out for an artists "greatest hits collection". (This assumes they last long enough to have one)". And stay away from anything by Justin Beiber or James Blount.
  20. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,073   +164

    Being a little dramatic...don't ya think?

    NO you do not have to buy it.....oh I forgot, the Kamir Rouge is forcing you to buy these dreadful $20 CD's right?

    1 : to avenge (as oneself) usually by retaliating in kind or degree
    2 : to inflict injury in return for <revenge an insult>

    so let me get this straight, You have the freedom to not purchase any good or service that you think is not worth the asking price. So how exactly did they inflict injury, or anything you would retaliate in kind for? I hope that when you are a big boy and grow up, someone steals it is whatever you create or produce, you at least stay intellectually consistent when extract their "very sweet taste of a revenge"
    Have a nice day....and if your not, Steal one.

    ***** Oh and Cap, the answer is infinity to none
  21. How 'bout at least shutting down the Kiddie Porn Limewire's well-known for? I've got a relative sitting in prison because of these clowns!
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,915   +3,977

    With that being said, this falls under the old, "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink", axiom....!

    As I understand it, you still have to frequent child porn websites, view these sites repeatedly, then download the material to your computer to arouse the ire of the authorities.

    "Limewire made me do it", is not accepted as an affirmative defense under any US statute or code, at least as far as I know.
  23. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 55,266   +456

    There is no reason for lynching me.
    I only voiced my personal opinion.
    You're very entitled to not liking it :)
  24. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,915   +3,977

    True enough, but know would you know we didn't like it if we didn't tell you....?
  25. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 55,266   +456

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