LimeWire Has Officially Been Deemed Illegal (It’s About Time)

LimeWire Has Officially Been Deemed Illegal (It’s About Time)

LimeWire has finally been found illegal, liable for copyright infringement, a bunch of thieves, etc. The news of this has been all over the web (WSJ has one of the best pieces of coverage), but I think Patrick Ross of the Copyright Alliance has one of the best responses to it on their blog. I left my thoughts on the Copyright Alliance’s site, but thought it was worth sharing here as well. So, consider this my official response to the news. “This is one of the best pieces of news…

Joel Tennenbaum and Jammie Thomas-Rasset Were Not Fined for Downloading Music

Joel Tennenbaum and Jammie Thomas-Rasset Were Not Fined for Downloading Music

With the news about the recent decisions in both the Joel Tennenbaum case and the Jammie Thomas Rasset case, there has been a lot of uninformed complaining going on. The biggest error among the misinformed is this: they think people were fined for downloading music. They weren’t. In most articles you’ll read online, the act of downloading is the focus, like this one over at Gizmodo.  I understand that a lot of people online like to steal music, and that they’re upset that some people got in trouble for it…