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Court shuts down LimeWire music-sharing service
Yahoo News ^ | 10/28/10 | Yinka Adegoke

Posted on 10/26/2010 4:58:14 PM PDT by KevinDavis

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday granted the music industry's request to shut down the popular LimeWire file-sharing service, which had been found liable for copyright infringement, the company said.

The ruling requires LimeWire to "disable the searching, downloading, uploading, file trading and/or file distribution functionality, and/or all functionality of the software," according to LimeWire.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: copyright; limewire; music; riaa
It is a shame, they can try to shut it down, but there is more, and more will popup... Not that I'm advocating it ;)
1 posted on 10/26/2010 4:58:19 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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To: KevinDavis

Bitorrent with proxy servers...


2 posted on 10/26/2010 4:58:54 PM PDT by Paradox (Democrats new Motto: Vini, Vidi, Lewinski!)
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To: KevinDavis

I haven’t used Limewire in years, but isn’t it just a GNUtella client with no centralized servers to ‘shut down’?


3 posted on 10/26/2010 5:00:18 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: KevinDavis

Government trying to stop Peer-To-Peer file sharing by net users is a futile exercise.


4 posted on 10/26/2010 5:02:03 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KevinDavis

Um...thepiratebay? What is that again?


5 posted on 10/26/2010 5:03:25 PM PDT by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: Paradox

bittorrent, warez, filestube..you name it. For every mininova shut down, a kickasstorrents shows up. Silly judge.


6 posted on 10/26/2010 5:04:07 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
I think they had dedicated servers, but you can use eMule or FileDonkey to get around that - they're not centralized P2P services, and it would be a bitch to try to shut them down. You can find updated server lists for them all over the net. Not that I ever used them, though.

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7 posted on 10/26/2010 5:06:11 PM PDT by Viking2002 (2010 - NO PRISONERS! NO QUARTER!)
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To: KevinDavis

I got all the old worthless songs i needed over 10 years ago, All 2685 or so, Mostly from the 60’s-80’s.
Haven’t found much of anything lately that i would possibly want, especially the new songs that i would not even bother loading up limewire for nowadays.

Hey RIAA , You’re ship has sailed and the one you’re stuck on is the Titanic.
Too bad for you.


8 posted on 10/26/2010 5:06:16 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: KevinDavis

(intellectual) property rights bump.


9 posted on 10/26/2010 5:09:18 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (defeat islam (with music). or should that be, "by any means necessary"? hunh.)
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To: KevinDavis

Damn, there goes a good chunk of my virus removal business.


10 posted on 10/26/2010 5:12:02 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox

excellent!


11 posted on 10/26/2010 5:13:24 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: unixfox

Yea, You gotta love that 115K “crack” that everybody downloads...


12 posted on 10/26/2010 5:15:22 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: unixfox

Exactly. A huge conduit for transmitting viruses


13 posted on 10/26/2010 5:15:22 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: KevinDavis

Just about any and every song or video is on YouTube.
You can burn the videos to dvd or just burn the audio part to cd’s.

Who the Hell-o uses Limewire anyway?
Chock full of malware and other crapola.


14 posted on 10/26/2010 5:21:18 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: KevinDavis
Aren't the located in Vanatua or some place like that? I seriously doubt they give a flyin flip what a US judge rules
15 posted on 10/26/2010 5:43:52 PM PDT by apillar
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To: unixfox

I’ve always thought it was RIAA that was putting on the viruses.


16 posted on 11/26/2010 8:17:19 AM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: mowowie

Hey RIAAA we don’t want to buy Lady Gaga CDs.


17 posted on 11/26/2010 8:18:19 AM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: Viking2002

I thought I was a heavy user of Limewire, but they were down over a month before I realized it. But then I really needed it. I tried your filedonkey suggestion and that was painfully slow.

However, on a lark, I googled “limewire vs” and discovered something called frostwire. http://www.wmatomp3-converter.com/guide/FrostWire-vs-Limewire.html

I’ll be trying that out tonight. :)


18 posted on 12/13/2010 11:38:11 AM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: max americana

I’ve used limewire for YEARS, but it took me two months to notice. ;)

The reason I am responding is that this shutdown forced me to go the Torrent route, which many have recommended. Well, I did, and all I can say is “OMG!!!”

I discovered uTorrent.

It took ten minutes to try to figure it out, but once I did, I was stunned at what I found. I’ve been trying to get bits and pieces of all of the albums by Firesign Theater for YEARS. I go to uT and almost immediately find a single download that includes, in FOLDER/FILE format, every album released by firesign theater AND the splintered groups (Proctor/Bergman, etc.)

Then, on a lark, I decide to try to find a movie that I cannot find anywhere. Even Netflix doesn’t have it. It is a George C. Scott movie called “They Might Be Giants” from around 1971. Well, I finished the “high rez” download yesterday.

And right now I am downloading Vanishing Point and Two Lane Blacktop.

Oh, and I used limewire to get Quadrophenia and Pulse, but each downloaded as a single file. With uT, I get each as a folder, and all the songs as individual files! And they are 320 kb mp3s, thank you very much.

I’m now GLAD limewire was taken down. It motivated me to join the 21st century.


19 posted on 12/18/2010 2:50:59 PM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: RobRoy

Good to know a Freeper uses Utorrent..

At work when I wasn’t a freelance consultant like today, I download the movies...ER, I MEAN...ummm “files” to my USB stick. Yes, Utorrent is the only torrent client which actually makes it possible for such a procedure to happen. NOT Azureus.

I still use peer2peer stuff like Filestube for the comic downloads,,er, I mean, “files” but the 100 MB plus files, it’s via torrent.

Never forget to encrypt or have PeerGuardian on at all times to guard against MPAA and RIAA snoops. It’s pretty much a given.


20 posted on 12/18/2010 3:22:35 PM PST by max americana
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To: max americana

>>Never forget to encrypt or have PeerGuardian on at all times to guard against MPAA and RIAA snoops. It’s pretty much a given.<<

I don’t even know what that is. However, I live fairly close to a business with free wireless. I dumped Comcast months ago and just use that connection for this stuff.

I still should look into it though...


21 posted on 12/18/2010 3:30:10 PM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: RobRoy

just PM me or post a thread if u have a question on torrents...

BTW, Comcast became infamous as the 1st ISP sued by it’s customers when it was confirmed that they “throttled” EVERY download by their customers. WHY? Because their CEO thought that if anyone downloads, those files are illegal.

FYI


22 posted on 12/18/2010 9:26:01 PM PST by max americana
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