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TheDailyPlanet reveals Limewire.com's copyright conundrum

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posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 01:04 PM
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Limewire sucks period for videos. There is so much porn and kiddie crap on there - I freaked and stop downloading movies. They really need to clean it up. Some of us do want the liberty of downloading the latest movies illegally without the hassle of kiddie junk spliced in.
Seriously - ugh.

[edit on 21-9-2009 by DevilJin]




posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 01:04 PM
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Originally posted by Longtimegone
All the music made today is crap not worth downloading anyway. Who cares if Maroon 5 does not get their $20. They don't deserve it.




Part of the trouble is that there is less funding to the industry to support the creation of music, the biggest reason for this is the illegal download market, for which the biggest host is the global corporation Limewire.com



posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 01:06 PM
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Originally posted by quackers
Real artists, with a few brain cells to rub together, do not need to resort to idle threats to fans in order to generate revenue from their art. Those who do are not deserving of their fanbase.


Well spoken; take that, Metallica!



posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 01:10 PM
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Originally posted by TheDailyPlanet

Originally posted by Longtimegone
All the music made today is crap not worth downloading anyway. Who cares if Maroon 5 does not get their $20. They don't deserve it.




Part of the trouble is that there is less funding to the industry to support the creation of music, the biggest reason for this is the illegal download market, for which the biggest host is the global corporation Limewire.com


Oh please, less funding? The music industry are billionaires you're telling me you need MILLIONS of dollars to produce a single album? (Yes many top stars today have album production costs in the millions).
It's all about greed. There are home studio setups that cost a couple thousand at the most that can do production quality stuff for such a fraction of the cost that it's not even funny.



posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 01:16 PM
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I would have to challenge the claim that Limewire is the biggest source of illegal downloads.

The simple combination of Utorrent and thePirateBay.org I believe is a much more popular option. Substitute Utorrent for just about any torrent client in fact.

Seriously OP, before you go making wild claims about Limewire and file-sharing, perhaps you had best first do some research into how the system works. You clearly are ignorant of how file-sharing works.

[edit on 21/9/2009 by Kryties]



posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 01:21 PM
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man ... this is internet ... if they cant control the real world ... do u really think they can control the internet ...



posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 04:46 PM
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If you don't like it don't search for it and especially don't download it.

If you are not making enough money from selling cds because people like to share music then I suggest you leave the studio and do some more gigs, work for your money.



posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 07:07 PM
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Originally posted by TheDailyPlanet


Part of the trouble is that there is less funding to the industry to support the creation of music, the biggest reason for this is the illegal download market, for which the biggest host is the global corporation Limewire.com


You have no idea what you are talking about.

Limewire primarily uses the old gnutella network, as it has since its inception. Then it added the edonkey network once people stopped using gnutella so much. Then when the love for edonkey died off, it adopted bittorrent.

Limewire is by no means the the largest filesharing application, that honour would most likely go to utorrent, or shareaza, or even emule, not limewire. It is however one of the oldest, though its popularity has faded in preference to the free and open sourced Frostwire.

Limewire host nothing. You obviously have absolutely zero idea of how filesharing works. Limewire is an application. It is a client. It is a portal. It is simple a means to an end.

Person A has something,
Person B sees Person A has that
Person B then gets it from Person A

The only thing Limewire does is help Person A and Person B exchange data. Limewire.inc has no idea what those people are doing. Limewire do not take the thing from Person A and give it to Person B, and even if they did host files temporarily, that still wouldn't be illegal.

File sharing is ALL about personal responsibility.

Stop blaming people for things about which you have no obvious working knowledge of.

[edit on 21-9-2009 by quackers]

[edit on 21-9-2009 by quackers]



posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 10:04 PM
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Part of the trouble is that there is less funding to the industry to support the creation of music, the biggest reason for this is the illegal download market, for which the biggest host is the global corporation Limewire.com


Main problem 1:some are claiming "im an artist" but have no talent
Main problem 2:crap artists selling tons of CDs and makin tons of concerts dont want to give a hand ,share the cake with struggling artists who really have talents
Main problem 3:some who have NO talent want to get rich by doing crap music or other stuff and blame internet ,rape porn and stuff to justify the lack of talent.

Oh noes there is rape and sexualy explicit content in BOOKS !!!!!
BURN THE BOOKS !!!
There is murders described in books, KILL THE EDITORS !

oh the stupid idiots ,frustrated and jealous



posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 10:17 PM
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Your avatar is flashing and red! Change it before he writes to the bbc!

Sorry, couldnt resist.

Sorry DailyPlanet, but you need to take a chill pill mate



posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 10:18 PM
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Limewire is one of the most HORRIBLE programs you can put on your computer. It's just one big virus hole.

I highly recommend avoiding it.



posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 11:16 PM
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Originally posted by TheDailyPlanet

Originally posted by Kryties

Originally posted by Djdoubt03
dude you rock. i wish i thought of creating a "trolling" thread to promote my music.


That hadn't occurred to me. Well spotted!


I'm not actually trying to promote my music - the reason I put the link in is because someone insinuated that my music may be crap and that is why I have created this thread, but this isn't the reason. The reason I created the thread is to alert people to the matters of my opening post.


Yeah sorry I misread the original post I was being a jack ass to. sorry



posted on Sep, 22 2009 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by TheDailyPlanet
Since a few posts mentioned my music, without first hearing it, the music can be found at:-

www.myspace.com/peterdew

where is free for listening, at no charge, with the artist's permission.


So..... you're giving your music away for free, which is what you're afraid of Limewire doing


Does Limewire actually have any of your music?

Torrent Portal = No Torrents Found
The Pirate Bay = No Torrents Found



posted on Sep, 22 2009 @ 11:17 AM
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You've made your point. I, for one, will not be downloading any music by you from now on.

Well played, sir.



posted on Sep, 22 2009 @ 11:37 AM
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I don't mind a bit, I did not create this thread to promote my music, I might get 2 plays or something what's the good of that.

I created the thread to alert people to the conundrum of the copyright policies of Limewire.com



posted on Sep, 22 2009 @ 12:39 PM
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I'm curious about the law suits that have been won against people file sharing or similar. I think one of the lastest ones was about $850,00 for something like 13 songs
I think it was a girl who I think said she would just file bankruptcy


Many sites are said to be high risk. I don't even feel safe with music files on my computer. I thought limewire was some type of entrapment anyway.



posted on Sep, 22 2009 @ 01:11 PM
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Originally posted by aleon1018
I'm curious about the law suits that have been won against people file sharing or similar. I think one of the lastest ones was about $850,00 for something like 13 songs
I think it was a girl who I think said she would just file bankruptcy


Many sites are said to be high risk. I don't even feel safe with music files on my computer. I thought limewire was some type of entrapment anyway.


Not meant to draw up another conspiracy theory, but I think the RIAA randomly picks people and sue them as a publicity stunt. There were over 20 million people in North America and Europe combined who download music illegally last time I checked. And RIAA can find most, if not all, of them if they wanted. It is not really difficult to do it. But they do not try to sue every person but rather a random person just to [blank] with your head. Last year, it was 2 or 3 college students sued. This year it was a Minnesota woman who lost her case against them. You would think that this would be big news to be exploited whenever someone is sued ridiculously by the RIAA but no, it seems more like warnings. And if not, then why is a specific RIAA suit plastered nationwide when it happens? Being a college student does not make it easier for the RIAA to catch you than if you were at home downloading.

I feel terrible for those caught though.



posted on Mar, 14 2010 @ 11:05 PM
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I have spoken to someone who was investigated myself, as part of the research.

But the conundrum is simple.

The message is asked:- "Do you wish to break copyright Yes / or no ?"
by means of the obfuscation - so these are not the exact words shown.
[this is by means of turning off protection.]

That's the message that gets through. People forget, limewire.com revenue is in the $10's of millions per month, but they don't bother to spend it wisely.

So they really should toe the line, or else they could be done for piracy, ligitation that could run in to enormous sums of money for them, unless they apply copyrights requested by copyright holders, and if they were to remain in business, disallow law breaking in other areas too, by cleaning up their search technology - that's their company's responsibility only, no one else's to do, as an outfit, or organisation.

[edit on 14-3-2010 by TheDailyPlanet]



posted on Mar, 14 2010 @ 11:14 PM
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I am a music Ian, and we promote people uploading and sharing our music.

The only reason this is an issue is because the record companies are losing out on their highway robbery cuts. Any musician will tell you that the real money is performing concerts.


 
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posted on Mar, 14 2010 @ 11:19 PM
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I use P2P Programs alot to DL Music Files . Most of the Music I DL is Old Jazz Bebop . 99.9 Pecent of all the Musicians on these Songs are DEAD . Maybe if their Heirs were smart , they would have Protected the Copyrights , if not , they have now become " Public Domain " and should be Free to anyone who would care to listen to it IMO .



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