Wed, Aug 15th 2007 4:01pm
P2P company Limewire, one of the lucky recipients of an RIAA lawsuit following the Supreme Court's Grokster decision, has announced that it's going legit and trying to shed its image as a treasure trove of unauthorized content by opening a DRM-free music store. While it's nice to see more companies become DRM-free music retailers, it's hard to see Limewire succeeding where so many other P2P operators have failed. As Om Malik notes, plenty of them have gone down this path, and none of them have really seen any success. Their user bases simply shrug and move on to the next network -- and there's no sign that things will be any different for Limewire.
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