LimeWire reaches settlement with music publishers

By Matthew ยท 14 replies
Mar 8, 2011
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  1. The music industry has reached a settlement with LimeWire, concluding a nine-month legal battle. Eight music publishers including EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner joined forces last June to accuse the peer-to-peer filesharing service of knowingly and deliberately infringing copyrighted material.

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  2. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    $150,000 for each song "shared" would total more in the 100 trillions
  3. gayfish

    gayfish TS Rookie

    so much so for shiity quality song(96 kbps)
  4. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Limewire is full of viruses last time I checked, glad to see its dying.
  5. shadeslayor

    shadeslayor TS Rookie

    it seems kind of like punishing the Gun retailer for what the murderer did.
  6. BrianUMR

    BrianUMR TS Rookie Posts: 44

    Yeah if the Gun retailer made it really easy to search for weapons that would be best for murder in different situations.
  7. bonniesmith

    bonniesmith TS Rookie Posts: 40

    $150,000 for each song? come on, first it was $200 than $2000 now $150,000! please music companies, be serious, the future is not in stopping sharing it's with promoting open platforms and ideas. Clients will come and pay for what you have to offer when the service fits the price, no the other way around. Provide a quality product and people will rush to you!
  8. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    Death sentence looks more optimistic than those numbers.
  9. Im still waiting for an explanation as to how a $0.99 song costs $150,000.
  10. 150k per one song, lol , bullshit
  11. Hummm it never died. You can still use Frostwire. Also people who say it's full of viruses aren't downloading just MP3's...I was able to get 320 VBR High quality songs of most music I wanted. So just setting the record straight for people not in the know. To bad there wasn't a legal Limewire for say $10 a month. People want unlimited MP3's cheap...not $1+ per the sooner these companies get it through their head the sooner they can make profits.
  12. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Guess the Gun industry has better lobbyists to prevent something like that ;) .
  13. AmpFeare

    AmpFeare TS Rookie Posts: 26

    too bad limewire pirate edition still works and prolly always will, suck on that sony and everyone else. seriously, it really annoys me when rich people cry, if i was an accomplished music artist who had millions if not more figures in my bank account and someone told me all these kids downloaded my stuff for free id say oh well im rich and keep walking.
  14. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    The music industry is going to put a dent in my profits by killing off Limewire, and all of the viruses that I make money on by cleaning them off of customer pc's.
  15. The so-called artistic community turned out to be a bunch of capitalistic pigs afterall. They sell their anti-capitalism like a tele-evangalis,t but in reality they dont believe their message either. It's all about the money period.

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