Limewire is Begging for a Second Chance

Limewire is Begging for a Second Chance

In case you missed the news, Limewire is begging the music industry for a second chance.  You know, after they stole from it for a really long time. What do you think? Should the music industry forgive and forget, instead taking this opportunity to try to monetize the immense userbase of Limewire users?  Is it even possible to convert them to paying customers?  Or are Limewire users just going to move on to another service?  Seeing as how it takes years for the music industry to stop a service like…

Hollywood’s Injunction to Disconnect The Pirate Bay (This Time in Germany)

Hollywood’s Injunction to Disconnect The Pirate Bay (This Time in Germany)

Today I was discussing the recent LimeWire copyright infringement decision with a colleague of mine, when he remarked “I want the Pirate Bay shut down too.” Then I realized that some of you may have missed the latest news. According to an article on TorrentFreak, a group of major Hollywood studios have obtained a preliminary injunction from the Hamburg District Court in Germany against The Pirate Bay’s web host, CB3ROB, prohibiting them from connecting the Pirate Bay’s web servers to the Internet. You can read more about this at Torrentfreak….

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…