as a side note, Limewire is not a "site". It's P2P file sharing....and I'm sure one of these days it's number is gonna come up. But it's harder to get those I guess...but I have no knowledge on how they go about catching them.<br><br>Heck, look what happened to Napster and now Kazaa and others on the Windows side.<br><br>
I know its not a site I just could not find that P2P file sharing in my head at the time.<br><br>But it's harder to get those I guess...but I have no knowledge on how they go about catching them.<br><br>Good question - I consider LimeWire and the other P2P just the same as Napster. I would think and maybe sross can shed some lite on this. When Napster was shut down so all the other P2Ps would have to follow the same ruling on that issue?? I guess not.<br><br>
I didn't think that was the case- the ruling was against Napster the company, and not against all file sharing in general.<br><br>They would basically have to outlaw MP3 sharing and make it so that anyone caught doing so will have their equipment confiscated or something...<br><br><br>[color:red]Hold on...it's time for a</font color=red><br>
Napster was an actual site, but P2P is not. Any computer can become one of the "points" in the P2P architecture. That's why it's much harder to shut down something like Limewire--there's not specific spot to shut down. I guess the companies could go after the makers of the software that makes P2P possible, but we all know that once the software is out there, it'll be shared regardless of whether some company is making it.<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
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I think your right yoyo.<br>Napster not only provided the software but they also used Napster owned servers. It think that the Napster hardware is what got them to closed their doors. Still LimeWire does offer the means to download and they are selling a Pro version of LimeWire.<br><br>
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