LimeWire suffers defeat in lengthy RIAA suit

By Matthew ยท 21 replies
May 12, 2010
  1. The RIAA has succeeded in its four-year-long suit against LimeWire, with the latter found guilty of copyright infringement, induced copyright infringement, and unfair competition. Influenced by a previous Supreme Court case involving Grokster, an extinct P2P operation, US District Judge Kimba Wood determined that LimeWire optimized its features to ensure users could download illegal content.

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  2. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 996   +93

    I wasn't even aware that they still existed.
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,697   +165

    Yes they're around still, I never used them because of all the pest that get on your system using them. Anyway there goes the freedom to leech!
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,057   +1,372

    if limewire goes down, ill go to frostwire. no biggy.
  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,057   +1,372

    i mean other people, not me. my bad. I wont go to frostwire, the piraters will. how embarrasing.
  6. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 730   +97

    Honestly, if anything were to happen to limewire were it even made it slightly harder or more inconvenient for people to download music for free everyone would just go to Frostwire...Until they go after that and then everyone would move to something else.
  7. Emin3nce

    Emin3nce TS Rookie Posts: 129

    Haters gonna hate, and pirates gonna pirate. GG.
  8. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,372   +17

    Me either lol.

    And here I thought you were making a joke...but no Frostwire is real! =X
  9. Lol people still use limeware? I wonder have much spyware and spam mail will go down for that short period where uses shift from limeware to whatever is next.
  10. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 648

    I'm gonna have to call bullsh!t on those statistics. 98.8% of content is copyrighted? Unless they're including malware, virus's, trojans and rogueware as copyrighted, they're way off.
  11. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 838

    I hope this puts an end to Limewire and all other P2P and Torrent sites.
    There's no reason people can't buy a 10-15$ CD.
  12. Things are so expensive music isn't worth the price tag! Ppl wouldn't pay for gas if you could download it
  13. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 845   +38

    Sure there is:

    A.) you can put that money to something better
    B.) you don't have to give your money to greedy corporations
    C:) you won't waste money on a crappy movie, CD, or piece of software that you expected to be good

    See, that wasn't so hard, lol.
  14. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +56

    That's so 1980s...
  15. w1n74mas0ch1sm

    w1n74mas0ch1sm TS Rookie

    byte me, thought police

    long live usenet! hooray SSL...... mix in high grade encryption for added fun

    Except perhaps lack of disposable income? Pesky logic always getting in the way of your wrong opinion preference!
  16. Headspin

    Headspin TS Rookie

    Wow....Seriously, I have not used Limewire for, at least, four years. I thought they had been brought down in a lawsuit a long time ago.
  17. DAOWAce

    DAOWAce TS Booster Posts: 279   +41

    I used to use Limewire over 6 years ago after I found Kazaa to be quite bad. (malicious)

    After I learned what torrents were, I never looked back.

    I really do hope Limewire and apps like it get shutdown. My sister uses it despite how much I tell her it's a huge security risk. Preventing piracy through these apps will heighten security of computer illiterate users, something we really need in today's age.
  18. They've just got to pick on somone. What about the other ways to download stuff? youotube stuff is downloadable, so is others. They just picked out limewire because of money grubbing performers who have the "bighead".
  19. you sucky people will never understand the damage you are causing to musicians lives! you suck! and you are a thief!
  20. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,783   +3,203

    Did you really dig up a 5 month old thread to spout this crap? That's not "Guest" behaviour. That's like a salesman on the porch, who simply won't leave, no matter how rude you are to him.

    "Wulll, you suck"! Bravo! That was well thought out and articulate, stop by again real soon, I eagerly anticipate your next bout with Ritalin withdrawal.
  21. Seriously, you really believe that musicians and movie stars should make that much money??
    I mean sure, they should be compensated for their talents, but they make plenty off their cd sales and live shows... If I truly like their music then I will buy their cd, but how many times have you bought a cd in the past and only liked one or two tracks and that was it???
    I don't feel for downloading music at all... Besides, between taxes and the cost of gas, food, our military, healthcare and everything else needed to survive in this country we too are getting robbed... Welcome to America!!! :)
  22. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 452   +40

    Damn, I guess it's time to go to Frostwire :D
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