Copyright

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
copyright, limewire

Companies:
limewire, riaa



Judge Orders Limewire To Shut Down; Limewire Pretends It Can Still Exist

from the yeah,-ok dept

This is hardly a surprise, given the earlier ruling, but the judge in the Limewire case has now ruled in favor of the RIAA that Limewire needs to shut down "the searching, downloading, uploading, file trading and/or file distribution functionality, and/or all functionality." Basically, all of the functionality. Amusingly, Limewire is pretending it can still function without any... er... functions:
An important point of clarification, LimeWire is not “shutting down”, in specific regarding our software, we are compelled to use our best efforts cease support and distribution of the file-sharing software, along with increased filtering. And, that is what we are doing.
Of course, we've seen similar file sharing apps make similar claims when the judge's hammer came down, and they all went away. Of course, it's not like this actually means anything, other than the fact that people who want to file share have already moved on to other apps and services (mostly overseas) that are even less likely and less willing to work with the recording industry, and which will be that much harder to shut down. One by one, the RIAA has killed off the few firms that actually had an interest in trying to work with the industry, so everyone has gone to the groups that want nothing to do with the RIAA in any format.

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  1. identicon
    AJ, 27 Oct 2010 @ 10:16am

    Re: Re: Advocating Piracy

    So instead of understanding that by breaking the big rock, you have a thousand smaller rocks, you think the rock just vanished and is no longer a problem..... I'm good with that... :)

    How do you get the rock to vanish you may ask? Here are some pointers...

    Stop infecting our cd's with spyware.

    http://www.betanews.com/article/Texas-Sues-Sony-BMG-Over-CD-Rootkit/1132596035

    Stop rendering our legal music purchases useless.

    http://www.mediabistro.com/thinkmobile/yahoo-music-to-turn-off-drm-server-apparently-lea rns-nothing-from-msn-fiasco_b2457

    and...

    http://www.mediabistro.com/thinkmobile/microsoft-to-s crew-over-msn-music-buyers_b1689

    Stop stealing our money.

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100606/2306089702.shtml

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/b usiness/4065539.stm

    If you are going to steal from us anyway, then give the money to the people that deserve it...

    http://consumerist.com/2008/03/riaa-pockets-filesharing-settlement-money-doesnt-pay-artists -whose-copyrights-were-infringed.html

    Don't take the people you represent to court in order to screw them out of money...

    http://gear.ign.com/articles/749/749883p1.html

    Last but not least.. Don't piss off your customer base by suing them for ungodly amounts of money.....

    http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2009/06/riaa_wins_lawsuit_may_be_the_b.php

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