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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  1. identicon
    SLK8ne, 27 Oct 2010 @ 3:09pm


    To JPJ
    Sorry about your friend's band. But, there are a few points I'd like to make.

    First, I hereby swear most solemnly, that I have never in my entire life downloaded a song illegally. Unless you have PROOF otherwise, I'd request you refrain from accusations against me personally.

    Second, you are making arguments without backing them up. I would point out that this does not convince anyone of anything, and makes those you insult think you're a troll, and nothing more. Other posters here have backed up their arguments with links. Please either back up your arguments with facts or don't expect to be taken seriously.

    "Countless studies"? OK please list them, where are the links? And I'm talking about independent 3rd party studies, not RIAA press releases. If you won't back up your arguments with FACTS (not just a vague anonymous story full of pre-suppositions and unsubstantiated conclusions)why should anyone listen to you? Lets face it, you didn't offer any hard facts in that story that the rest of us could verify.

    So, what are you, a poster or a troll? Your reply will determine how you are viewed.

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