Judge shuts down file-sharing site Limewire

I guess people still used Limewire but I stopped many years ago when it became infected with viruses and a bunch of crap but it was the sh*t when it first came out. The music industry still dropped the ball on this because they had the first opportunity to use this technology and they balked and basically self destructed and will probably never recover.

via Newser

Newser) – File-sharing site LimeWire has been effectively killed off by a court order. A federal judge has issued an injunction ordering the service to permanently disable its software and to end the sharing of unauthorized music files, the Wall Street Journal reports. The popular site was found liable for copyright infringement on a “massive scale” six months ago.

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RIAA finds its soul, will stop suing individuals downloading music

Who is the bonehead that actually thought suing individuals would stop downloading? Instead of finding ways to bring the consumer better options they decided to basically sue people with little money. RIAA fail.

via Engadget

var digg_url = ‘http://digg.com/tech_news/RIAA_To_Stop_Suing_Individuals’; When you retard fair use with pointless DRM and then sue anonymous children for illegally downloading music while ignoring those of the execs at the top of the music industry, well, you’re asking for a public relations nightmare. Now, with more than 35,000 lawsuits to its credit, the RIAA says it will finally end the legal assault against consumers that began back in 2003. The Recording Industry Association of America will instead, focus its anti-piracy efforts with ISPs. Under the new plan, the RIAA will contact ISPs when illegal uploading is detected. The ISP will then contact the customer with a notice that would ultimately be followed by a reduction or cessation of service. As you’d expect, the RIAA is not commenting on which ISPs they are in cahoots with. The RIAA also says that it won’t require ISPs to reveal the identities of individuals but could, of course, go after individuals who are heavy uploaders or repeat offenders. For the moment though, it appears that single-mothers are in the clear.

Artists Want Slice of P2P Lawsuit Dough


 After the dust has settled on massive lawsuits targeting P2P sites such as Kazaa, settlements estimated to be in the 400 million range, none of it has been handed out to the artists who these lawsuits were supposed to protect. Now lawyers are asking big questions about where the money is and seem to be getting the runaround from the labels (as if the labels holding money from artists is something new). More at Torrent Freak