Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Limewire.

Limewire is now gone for good. I haven't used it for a long time, but I remember several years ago I used to get music off there all the time.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- A New York judge ordered LimeWire to stop distributing its file-sharing software, agreeing with the plaintiffs that LimeWire's service is used "overwhelmingly for infringement."

Judge Wood of U.S. District Court in Manhattan said that LimeWire "intentionally encouraged direct infringement" by users of its site, and also "marketed itself to Napster users, who were known copyright infringers "

The LimeWire site shut down its service Wednesday, displaying only a legal notice announcing that that company "is under a court-ordered injunction to stop distributing and supporting its file-sharing software."

LimeWire has been skirmishing for years with the music industry over its laissez faire approach to policing the copyright violations its peer-to-peer software enabled. More than a dozen plaintiffs pursued the case against LimeWire, which began four years ago. Sony (SNE) Music Entertainment, Virgin Records America, Inc., Arista Records, Capitol Records and Warner Brothers Records Inc. (Warner Brothers Records and CNNMoney.com are both part of Time Warner (TWX, Fortune 500).)

53 comments:

  1. wow I can't believe that. I used to use limewire all the time. thats upsetting

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  2. lol where do you get this stuff?

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  3. haha i remember limewire was my first downloading client after the whole napster thing. now im a uTorrent kinda person ;]

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  4. Haha, it's about time it went down. It simply became the new kazaa over the years with so many viruses/malware/etc plaguing it. I used to use it many years ago, but then just stopped after crackdowns in court were being made about file sharing.

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  5. I remember it was full of VIRUS

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  6. Yup full of virus, cant believe people still used it, rip nonetheless

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  7. i havent used lime wire in a long time torrents is where its at lol

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  8. I saw this earlier. Can't believe they are finally shutting it down.

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  9. I'd be shocked if anyone savvy still used Limewire, but it's interesting to know that they've been shut down.

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  10. Overwhelmingly indeed. The only time I ever hear about Limewire is one something bad is happening to them.

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  11. I never used it because everything was a virus.

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  12. users got owned, limewire sucks anyway :o

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  13. I switched to torrents years ago, and never looked back, but remember Limewire for some time. I think my brother still uses it, though, so hah hah.

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  14. Limewire has sucked for the last 7 years

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  15. Good riddance I say. Nice blog, you got a new follower!

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  16. I miss it already D:

    thanks for the love on my blog tho

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  17. It's about time. Limewire and P2P in that sense is dead, has been dead since they killed Bearshare.

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  18. limewire was full of viruses never like it only if i need some songs

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  19. That's absurd, who the hell was using Limewire right now?

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  20. I used it few years ago but didn't like it, was full of viruses.

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  21. I can't believe people still used this virus filled, incorrectly titled song, filled program

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  22. I never used Limewire. It was all about DC++ or WinMX back in the days of P2P.

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  23. i thought it was already dead...

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  24. It was still alive? I remember killing a computer with all the spyware and aids I downloaded through Limewire.

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  25. Bound to happen eventually I suppose.

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  26. Heard about Limewire but never used it much. I'm not a fan of the way the music industry works though.

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  27. Good job legal system. Keep hunting down ancient p2p services that nobody uses any more.

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  28. brb, I'm seeing if Morpheous still works

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  29. I didnt like this soft. Too many viruses

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  30. Thanks for the heads up! I usually find everything online

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  31. Limewire just had a bunch of rotten porn on it anyway

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  32. to mutch virus... i dont use it anymore.. download now on isohunt.com or 4share.com
    good sites

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  33. who cares, it will only be missed by un-tech saavy teenagers

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  34. Only idiots would have still been using Limewire in 2010. Serves them right.

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  35. Do what you want cause a pirate is free! You are a pirate! LIMEWIRE!

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  36. A sad day for all single songs i was going to download...

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  37. I never used to use limewire

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  38. Never trusted it because of the virusses but I heard the makers were planning on launching a new, similair program (legal or illegal) who knows :P

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  39. a sad day for the internet....

    but who cares, i still got my torrents :D

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