Wrestling Forum banner

1 - 20 of 25 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,737 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
A few months ago the RIAA asked a New York District Court to shut down the world’s most installed file-sharing application, LimeWire.

The record labels argued that the Gnutella-based download client might have caused billions of dollars in lost revenue and that it’s therefore one of the largest threats to the music industry’s revenue. Today, RIAA’s request was granted by a federal judge.

According to the injunction, Limewire “intentionally encouraged infringement” by Limewire users, it is used “overwhelmingly for infringement” and it knew about the “substantial infringement being committed” by its users.

The evidence further showed that Limewire marketed its application to Napster users and that its business model depends on mass copyright infringements.

The New York District Court demanded that Limewire shuts down its entire operation, including all searches and uploading and downloading that occurs through the client. LimeWire users who start up their client will immediately notice that it is no longer usable.

Limewire’s in-client notice to users.

The outcome of this case could potentially change the file-sharing landscape for good. Despite BitTorrent being the leading file-sharing protocol for several years already, LimeWire is most likely the most installed P2P application on the market. In 2008 LimeWire was the most installed P2P application with an impressive market-share of 37%, compared to 14% for runner-up uTorrent.

Now the RIAA has scored a victory in court against LimeWire, millions of people will have to seek an alternative download client, which might mean a significant boost in user numbers for some of the major BitTorrent applications.

On the other hand, software that’s similar to LimeWire might be affected negatively by today’s judgment. In the injunction software such as FrostWire and MP3Rocket, but also BitTorrent clients including uTorrent, Vuze and Transmission are described as “similar software”. Could one of these become the next target?

In a response to TorrentFreak, the RIAA didn’t want to speculate on future targets. Instead, we were told: “The court has now signed an injunction that will start to unwind the massive piracy machine that Limewire and Gorton used to enrich themselves immensely.”

“In January, the court will conduct a trial to determine the appropriate level of damages necessary to compensate the record companies for the billions and billions of illegal downloads that occurred through the Limewire system,” the RIAA added.

Although today’s decision is the end of Limewire as we know it, the brand is expected to reappear soon with a “non-infringing” service.
http://torrentfreak.com/limewire-loses-court-battle-with-riaa-shuts-down-101026/
 

·
HOPE
Joined
·
13,221 Posts
Where will people download stuff from only to find out that it's actually porn now?

I haven't used Limewire in years, nor do I use torrents, but I can see some people on the internet raging around the world.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,998 Posts
onzoes, not the poor innocent record companies! Grant them trillions of dollars, at least... no, gazzilions of dollars! I can see their poor families starving as I type this post due to all the lost revenue! They couldn't be making more than your average sweatshop worker thanks to Limewire!

Greedy selfish assholes. We'll find somewhere else to get ridiculously overpriced music for free, no dramas.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MrMister

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,042 Posts
Unlucky for Limewire, I used to use WinMX, anyone remember that? When that shut down I used Limewire and Kazaa but found to many virus's in them.

I think the main problem for music now is Youtube and all the websites you can download from it to MP3.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
4,730 Posts
I don't download torrents but I can only presume Limewire users are absolutely devastated and that this will be the end of their illegal downloading days. It's not like they could result too using something like uTorrent instead..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,017 Posts
well that sucks, i haven't used limewire for a while but whenever i wanted to download a quick song i like, i loaded up my love of my life limewire to do my dirty work, guest its back to google :( , as long as wrestling torrent sites are up, my life is still complete :)
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
3,750 Posts
onzoes, not the poor innocent record companies! Grant them trillions of dollars, at least... no, gazzilions of dollars! I can see their poor families starving as I type this post due to all the lost revenue! They couldn't be making more than your average sweatshop worker thanks to Limewire!

Greedy selfish assholes. We'll find somewhere else to get ridiculously overpriced music for free, no dramas.
Are you kidding? Musics cheap.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,741 Posts
This might be hard to believe for a guy that spends alot of time on the Internet but I have never ocne used Limewire in my life.

When I downlaod something nowadays it's either from a one click hosting site or the occasional torrent.

For those who mentioned Kazaa and WinMX, I remember those, Kazaa was alright but WinMX slowed down the computer like hell. For me the best music site will always be Napster, it shut down back in 2001 and none that's came along ever since has topped it, 80% of Napster's songs had CD quality.
On a side note, does anyone remember AudioGalaxy? I never used that one myself but it was supposed to be Napster's opponent back in the day if I recall.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
6,893 Posts
i hope to god bit torrent stays
Shutting down BitTorrent would be a HUGE mistake for them; a lot of companies use it - quite legally - to transfer files between offices and clients. A number of video games companies, like Sports Interactive, also use it for the distribution of demos.

Actually, shutting BT down would be a mammoth task anyway, since any idiot can set up a torrent server and to make the program itself illegal would be a challenge.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
275 Posts
sucks for limewire but I can honestly say I haven't used it in years - far to many viruses and porn files. I can't see BitTorrent software ever disappearing because it has plenty of legitimate uses as well.
 

·
✔
Joined
·
21,671 Posts
People still use Limewire?

As soon as I found out it had viruses, I got rid of it straight away. Used to use Morpheus before that, but that got cleansed long before Limewire.

Blogs and private websites for me.
 
1 - 20 of 25 Posts
Top