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Limewire Busted: Loses Court Battle To RIAA

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, May 13, 2010.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    here goes another one... :eek:


    File-sharing software company LimeWire has lost a court battle to the major recording companies.

    A judge with the U.S. District Court in New York ruled this week that the company and its chairman Mark Gorton were liable for inducing copyright infringement.

    The decision doesn't mean the site will shut down right away. The record labels and LimeWire are to meet with Judge Kimba Wood on June 1 to determine the next steps, such as a possible deal to work together going forward.

    The Recording Industry Association of America said the ruling was a significant victory against one of the largest remaining file-sharing services in the United States.

    LimeWire said it hopes to work with the music industry to develop new products and services.


    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news...ducing-copyright-infringement/article1566967/
     
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    BRING BACK NAPSTER!! ooo wait they sold out also :(
     
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    Long live TPB!!! and Mu Torrent.
     
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    Took them long enough to get limewire though.
     
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    @inumel - Napster didn't so much sell out, they lost the battle and then after the court case they did the only thing possible other than just give up completely.

    Back around 97 or 98 I was one of the first people in my city signed up on the waiting list to get roadrunner service through Time-Warner cable. The main reason I originally wanted highspeed was so I could use Napster.

    As soon as they shut down the original Napster... Gnutella was right there to take over... then Kazaa was ready to go. As soon as they bulldozed over Kazaa... everyone jumped all over Limewire. Now that they're gonna beat up Limewire... Soulseek is right there to waiting for more users.

    What it's gonna take for a p2p network to stay in business is for them to be set up in malaysia or someplace where they can scoff at the laws, and get away with it. It's not gonna happen in the US, the UK, or the EU. When someone does it I hope they can set up better anonymity tools so the RIAA can't track down users ip addresses so easy. Maybe a built in proxy system or something.

    Untill then users will just keep jumping from client to client to client as long as someone is there to set up another another network.

    The RIAA is just gonna keep suing the P2P networks out of business, and going after 71yo granddads for letting their grandkids use their pc, and little 12yo girls from NewYork that paying for the deluxe version of Kazaa made it legal to download music.