Tag Archives: LimeWire

Chips Ahoy, Mateys!

Sinking_ship Computer chips, that is.  No sooner did I deem the shutdown of LimeWire to be a high-stakes game of Whack-a-Mole than a "Pirate Edition" of the program appeared, causing yet more headaches and forcing LimeWire to disavow this new product.

So, let me get this straight.  The makers of a product that facilitates stealing intellectual property from others disavows a product that stole intellectual property from them.

Shiver me timbers!

Federal Judge turns LimeWire into Lime-A-Way

Lime-A-Way Following in the footsteps of Napster, Grokster, et al, a federal judge has issued an injunction forcing LimeWire to stop distributing its file-sharing software.  What does this really solve?  It's kinda like a game of whack-a-mole, isn't it?  For each service the authorities shut down, there are several more ready to take its place.

I'm not saying they shouldn't try; just that technology will always be one step ahead unless the law finds a way to respond more rapidly.

Don't hold your breath…