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It's just a metaphor Joe.

 

In fact a better example of a company repeatedly breaking Intellectual property laws, then the lame Limewires of the world.

 

The biggest difference being LimeWire actually didn't do any stealing, they never even hosted a single file yet they are paying the ultimate price of being put out of business.

 

If the same standard was applied across the board, and applied even more harshly to the companies that are actually caught and found guilty of intellectual property theft, and copyright infringement then some of the biggest players in the computer industry would be shut down immediately.

 

But you see the laws are not applied with the same standard. In fact not even close to being in the same hemisphere of being applied evenly.

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If this sets a precedent, we may in fact see other lawsuits of this nature. I mean, Limewire is being sued for "aiding and abetting" illegal activity, because they are not policing the content of what the users are sharing. At least that's what I'm getting from reading the litigation that's out there so far.

 

And because the court already found that LimeWire users infringe the copyrights of the record companies and that LW has engaged in purposeful conduct intended to foster that infringement, the court also granted summary judgment of the record companies on their claims for common law copyright infringement and unfair competition.

http://blogs.findlaw.com/technologist/2010/06/limewire-lawsuit-the-day-that-free-music-and-music-file-sharing-died.html

 

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Many stated the same fears when morpheus and kazaa were shut down too, we will always have p2p. I just think its the worse offenders that get into trouble

 

Heres a list if you think you will miss limewire and just must have something

http://download.cnet...y+asc&tag=mncol

 

Personally p2p does not bother me, on the contrary. Its the trojans from the illegal music,software and keygens that get my goat

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Yes much better to get the trojans and rootkits from the music companies aka Sony, and the restrictive Digital Restrictions Menagerie built into certain operating systems aka Microsoft and Apple, to stop people from doing the very thing they are guilty of doing themselves on a scale we can't even begin to fathom.

 

The hypocrisy, favoritism, buy offs, payoffs and basic mess that copyrights, patents, and DRM is the big problem in the system. The Limewires, Kazzaas and the like don't create the problems we have today, the industry itself is the creator of the mess we have and rather then try and fix the mess, they just cling to ancient ways of doing business in an era where those practices will be the very thing that brings them down, it's just a matter of time.

 

Well gotta go, I recently set up a new machine and I have 145 full length high quality DVD rips to copy to it, and more then 60,000 songs and then have my database catalog all of them for easy access and searching. Isn't copy/paste and databases wonderful things?

 

OMG copy and paste, it is a method of "copying" and moving digital content................over a network, and databases create searchable lists of that content so other users and computers on the network can find the content quickly and easily.......... I seriously hope copy/paste technologies are not removed from the basic operations of computer systems because they allow for and make simple copying digital content. :fear:

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You can rip to your hearts content all day long that's not my issue, are you purposely installing trojans with your rips? I do not buy or recommend Sony products just for that reason. I think Sony should pay every time somebody gets a rootkit, but that's just my opinion. We are seeing more and more DRM free music and I do hope that trend continues

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I really don't care if it has DRM or not, thats never stopped me.

 

As for rootkits, well LimeWire does not install rootkits either, only the so called legitimate companies do that.

 

Shame that software companies are put out of business while so called legitimate ones can install rootkits without any major repercussions. It ain't what you do, it comes down to how much poer you have, how many lobbyist you pay, and how many politicians you can buy.

 

The little companies can't beat that system, they simply become victims of it. ;)

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As for rootkits, well LimeWire does not install rootkits either

Where did you get that limewire is or was installing rootkits? Who mentioned that limewire did anything like that? Of course limewire doesn't install rootkits, they don't install trojans either. Are they a catalyst for spreading trojans, yes they are imho.

 

Why are you making up implications about things that nobody stated?

Little companies get the screw...it's been going long before the interwebs were around too

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I am not making up implications. Your biggest hoorah about the demise of a software company is malware, trojans blah blah blah.

 

One has nothing to do with the other, yet malware, trojans..........seems to be the only thing you keep saying about it, so are we supposed to just ignore that?

 

Then if someone points out that all kinds of software, and operating systems are magnets for the crap you get upset, truly a funny character Joe :lol:

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I am not making up implications. Your biggest hoorah about the demise of a software company is malware, trojans blah blah blah.

 

One has nothing to do with the other

 

ya...right. Whatever you say Bruce

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a very stupid move to shut down a network "a" network :lol:

 

 

they can start on the 2 billion other ways folks can share files, shut down the net :rofl2:

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