LimeWire officially shut down

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Lounge' started by StarCraftIsGreat, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. MidianGTX

    MidianGTX Well-Known Member

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    You really do have to be a complete and utter... iPad user... to resort to something like Limewire.
     
  2. 270Kp

    270Kp Well-Known Member

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    Yaa!! Now it won't crash my computer again.
     
  3. Electric_Shaman

    Electric_Shaman Well-Known Member

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    Kinda sad, but haven't used it in years, so a bit meh.

    More interested to see if they will have to pay a settlement to the RIAA
     
  4. StarCraftIsGreat

    StarCraftIsGreat Well-Known Member

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    They supposedly owe the RIAA 1 billion dollars.
    rofl.
     
  5. danrel

    danrel Well-Known Member

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    There's always FrostWire.... Or is there still... :confused:
     
  6. fallenashes

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    IMHO, this is great news. Music is a great art, and it should be given its dues.
     
  7. danrel

    danrel Well-Known Member

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    Hey jerk, I resemble that comment! ;)
     
  8. CDubby94

    CDubby94 Well-Known Member

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    IT'LL BE IMPOSSIBLE TO PIRATE MUSIC NOW :rolleyes:
     
  9. MidianGTX

    MidianGTX Well-Known Member

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    Preferably to the people who create it. That doesn't happen too often.

    People around here keep telling me the iPad is great 'cause their grandmother can use it without needing the slightest clue about how computers work :)
     
  10. coconutbowling

    coconutbowling Well-Known Member

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  11. danrel

    danrel Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm not a grandmother... Yet. I've got a few more years. That and the transgendered surgery... ;)

    And I've been known to operate a 'pute or two :)
     
  12. Lombardo

    Lombardo Well-Known Member

    People still use limewire?
     
  13. danrel

    danrel Well-Known Member

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    They did... Couldn't tell you why though :confused:
     
  14. StarCraftIsGreat

    StarCraftIsGreat Well-Known Member

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    Because the artist wants the RIAA to sue single mothers, right? I buy a lot of music, but seriously.
     
  15. da shiz wiz 19

    da shiz wiz 19 Well-Known Member

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    But seriously what? You don't need 3000 songs. Single mothers can listen to the radio for all I care.
     
  16. Lombardo

    Lombardo Well-Known Member

    I think music piracy is a lot different than game piracy. I download music for free but always go to the artists concerts (within a couple hundred miles) and buy their merchandise.
     
  17. da shiz wiz 19

    da shiz wiz 19 Well-Known Member

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    Her fault for pirating. I buy my songs (only have about 250 on my ipod because of this, but pandora and youtube are very useful), so it's perfectly fine for me. I mean it's illegal to murder people, a cute little boy killing someone isn't different from an ex-convict killing someone.
     
  18. danrel

    danrel Well-Known Member

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    Isn't the RIAA an independent entity that has no actual ties to the musicians that write said stolen music?

    Besides, musicians get the vast majority of their income from concert ticket/merchandise sales, not album sales... As far as I'm concerned, if I like a band that I listen to I'll go and see their live show, torrented albus or not.

    And no, no one NEEDS 3000 songs but downloading music illegally opens a lot of doors to new up and coming bands that the general public might not have noticed otherwise, thus the bands would have not only missed out on the small change that they would get from album sales, they also miss out on the vast majority of their income(concert/merchandise sales) due to obscurity.

    That's how I see it, at least, IMAO.
     

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