by Mike Masnick

Filed Under:
copyright, limewire

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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    AJ, 27 Oct 2010 @ 12:18pm

    Re: Re:

    I think it's you, that is living in a "delusional fantasy world".

    First of all, if the band in question can't adapt to the times, and relies on an ancient model to generate revenue, they deserve what they get.

    Second, if they signed a contract with a label that limited their income, thats their problem. You can't blame p2p for a bad buisness decision.

    Third, plenty of artists are making money, lots of money, embracing file sharing and using it promote their scarce products. ake-more-money-in-file-sharing-age-than-before-100914/

    These guys seem to have it figured out! 6/0035193535.shtml

    If you need some ideas as to how to do it? Try this link.... oney-by-giving-music-away/

    Still not sure if it's all true? Try this these... s/20100914/14214111013.shtml

    If you act now, Trent may swing by one of this "bands" shows, and hide a usb drive with one of his newest tracts on it, behind the toilet.... bathroom_in_portugal

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