Post Subject: Limewire has officially been ordered to shut down
Posted on: Oct 28, 2010
While browsing the web, (and sorry, this isn't in a breaking time frame), I just read that the US Government has ordered LimeWire to close down. I will admit, one of the funniest comments I saw was someone saying, "People still use LimeWire?" and I'll have to admit, I did get a bit of a laugh over that one.
The article doesn't have much information behind it though, I'd love to know what led to them deciding LimeWire was responsible. My understanding of the internet is, the users are at fault for their piracy, not the providers, which is why ISPs and search engines aren't liable for allowing copyrighted content to pass through them. So if anyone hears any follow ups, feel free to post them!
its frightening that you say that, because tons of systems that come in for repair at my shop have LimeWire(or its better twin, FrostWire) installed.
As to why LimeWire(the Gnutella network) is being forced to close, is that the software is specifically designed for piracy(or at least thats how they see it) and would rather stop the source, than pick each end user.
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I know old post is old but yea wow I gotta say it...people still use limewire!?
I can see why you would laugh at that one an yea kinda good riddance to them anyway they were virus infested falsely named file traps that were nothing but trouble. lol in all of P2P history the one and only king there could possibly be is the original Napster.