LimeWire Shut Down Proves a Healthy Boost to the File-Sharing Community
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The file-sharing world came under a bit of a shock last week when LimeWire effectively shut down. While the move should have come as no surprise to anyone, LimeWire has lost several lawsuits and was ordered to shut down previously, the story proved quite popular.
The fact that millions of users suddenly found themselves unable to download their favorite music might have contributed to the popularity of the story, but it also helped a bunch of peer-2-peer applications get discovered.
Several P2P applications, alternatives to LimeWire to a degree, saw a big boost in downloads, according
to the TorrentFreak blog which covers the file-sharing and P2P world.
Apparently, all the app makers reported a growth in the number of downloads, but only a few would go on record and confirm this.
MP3Rocket, for example, says it saw an increase in the number of people downloading the application. MP3Rocket is a Gnutella client, just like LimeWire was, but it says that it will transform itself strictly into a YouTube video to MP3 converter.
BearShare, another P2P app, was the only one to provide more detailed numbers. However, BearShare is now a "legal" application after losing a case filed by the RIAA.
Downloads of BearShare increased eight times the day after LimeWire was effectively shut down, growing from about 8,000 a day to 62,400 a day.
Other alternatives to LimeWire, likely saw an increase in download and traffic. Depriving millions of people of their downloads meant that a lot of people were looking to alternatives. While some of them may have settled on very similar applications, some may have came across better alternatives like BitTorrent.
In this sense, the LimeWire shut down most likely proved very beneficial to the file-sharing community at large since it pushed people to seek better, more modern alternatives which, in most cases, are harder to track or shut down by the content industry.
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|Comment #1.1 by: Guest on 04 Nov 2010, 19:06 GMT|
Why don't you morons pay for the music as you should.
|Comment #1.2 by: correct on 07 Nov 2010, 08:19 GMT|
Because paying for that music only benefits the rich, the people that worked th emsot making that music dont get anything more than a base payment so shut up
|Comment #1.3 by: superpimp on 11 Nov 2010, 22:02 GMT|
why don't the mprons who have a bunch of money to throw away stop calling everyone else morons and telling us to pay for our downloads. maybe we don't have that kind of money to go spending like you do * .
|Comment #1.4 by: MES on 26 Dec 2010, 16:08 GMT|
Limewire offered me the chance to find music that was old and music that was unique that I could not find elsewhere. I guess our Fedaeral judges are bought and paid for by all big money corps
|Comment #2 by: Maczib on 01 Nov 2010, 16:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is what happens when Big Brother tries to control P2P sharing. Another option will be found
|Comment #2.1 by: lash on 03 Feb 2011, 07:31 GMT|
the best thing to do is to not mention names of these sites online where they are watched 0.o
there are other ways to get the word out as there used to be other ways to share music and well any sort of information
|Comment #4 by: limewireeeee on 01 Nov 2010, 20:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
limewire needs to come back...
|Comment #5 by: Limewire representative, not on 01 Nov 2010, 23:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
bt junkie @torrentpond
Demonoid is best though
|Comment #6 by: Bandwidth Hog on 02 Nov 2010, 00:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
BitTorrent is the way to go!!!!!
|Comment #7 by: Maine420 on 02 Nov 2010, 13:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
All I have to say is...1 billion dollars is nothing to the music Ind. they have more money to throw around....rich keep getting richer and the poor are going bankrupt
|Comment #7.1 by: JakeC on 07 Nov 2010, 05:47 GMT|
This guy couldnt of put it any better
|Comment #8 by: i love limewireee :( on 02 Nov 2010, 14:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
What limewire was my lifeee !!! now how am i going to get songs :(
|Comment #8.1 by: Kris on 03 Nov 2010, 04:02 GMT|
You can always buy the songs or just checkout and google other sites for those FREE downloads.
|Comment #9 by: jc on 02 Nov 2010, 17:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
limewire was the best music downloader for music who would wanna shut it down :(
|Comment #9.1 by: Jeremy C on 12 Nov 2010, 20:29 GMT|
What these music jerks does realize is that we will just find other ways to download music. They only thing they have accomplished was a even bigger resolve not to pay one penny for music. Personally I will do whatever I can in my limited way to bankrupt these music guys. Go and rot in this mess you created for yourself.!!!
|Comment #10 by: sammyfbabyyy on 02 Nov 2010, 19:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
this is bs idk wat ima do wit out limewire.
|Comment #11 by: ddonleadon on 03 Nov 2010, 04:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I feel like a traitor. I went to frostwire
|Comment #11.1 by: milz on 03 Nov 2010, 16:11 GMT|
frostwire doesnt download anything. it takes FOREVER
|Comment #11.2 by: Q. on 04 Nov 2010, 02:20 GMT|
Frostwire is by the same people as Limewire.
|Comment #11.3 by: lash on 03 Feb 2011, 07:28 GMT|
frostwire is better and faster then that lime crap ever was
|Comment #12 by: TOBO on 05 Nov 2010, 22:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
THIS IS BAD I LIVE IN A RETIRERMENT TOWN AND I DONT GET CABLE . LIME WIRE LET ME FIND NEW UP TO DATE MUSIC AND SOME OLD SONG THAT ARE NOT UNDER THE COPYRIGHTS ACT BECUSE IT WAS MADE BEFOR COPY RIGHTS WAS EVEN A LAW. ITS THE SAME AS RECORDING OF THE RADIO BACK IN THE 70S. maybe the music comp. should make music werth paying for there is no telent or origanal talent anymore is about useless greenbacks now !
|Comment #12.1 by: tazman on 25 Nov 2010, 20:40 GMT|
I agree with you there most of the music now days suck I don't understand how anyone is crying over limewire it sucked anyway bittorrents are the way to go
|Comment #13 by: CStew on 06 Nov 2010, 04:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
now that my whole library on limewire is gone none of my songs on itunes will play because they "cant be located". is anybody else having that problem??
|Comment #13.1 by: girlgeek on 06 Nov 2010, 23:10 GMT|
your music is not lost. go into itunes preferences/advanced tab/make sure the box is checked for add files to itunes media folder when adding to itunes library. leave itunes open, and open mydocuments/limewire/saved, now drag a crop the files into itunes and this should solve your problem
|Comment #13.2 by: your mom on 07 Nov 2010, 10:39 GMT|
wow. u didn't transfer them to your my music? that suks!
|Comment #14 by: Natty on 07 Nov 2010, 00:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
That is horrible, where am I surpost to get music now... BS
|Comment #14.1 by: tazman on 25 Nov 2010, 20:43 GMT|
why don't you try piratebay or other bittorrents. Piratebay is in Sweden theres no copyright laws there
|Comment #15 by: iron on 07 Nov 2010, 16:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
oh man why its happen?. . ..i cant download my favorite song huhuhu;-(
|Comment #16 by: reo on 09 Nov 2010, 14:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
the artists are at fault. they are lazy and dont want to work. i worked last week and want to get paid for it again? they are f ing crazy. the courts and /or the singers should have to refund all the limewire users and that means govmt funds. no wonder the singers are upset, they been haveing to do some real work for a while.
|Comment #16.1 by: G blaster on 12 Nov 2010, 00:45 GMT|
You have no clue what you are saying. Practicing scales, studying music theory for years, hauling my equipment to and from gigs for years, working in a recording studio till 3 in the morning with a screaming producer. Being dumped from a record company. Chasing a venue owner around trying to get paid at two in the morning. Putting up ad posters up for your gigs in the middle of the night . Having to sell a huge amount of your own tickets just get the chance to play a venue "Pay to Play". Having the headliner screw you by controlling what your sound man is allowed to do at the gig. Driving 500 miles to a venue to have the union lumpers refuse block you from getting into the venue to perform unless you pay them in advace of ticket sales to get your equipment onto the stage. The list goes on. We're not lazy, we deserve to eat, and we don't deserve to be stolen from. A buck for a good song is nothing.....
|Comment #17 by: marv on 10 Nov 2010, 02:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
When it comes down to it all, it was about money for the Record Industry. They saw a company making millions of dollars or doing good and had to shut it down. They not losing money. Copying music has been done when cassettes were out and they never agrued about that, never!
|Comment #18 by: marv on 10 Nov 2010, 02:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
record ind. press out cds for at least .55 cents per cd. Then thru the network of sell charge the store at leat 1.oo or 2. oo per cd , then the stores had to add their percentage to make money to pay back the record company 10. oo to 15.oo .
|Comment #19 by: marv on 10 Nov 2010, 02:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This sucks its all about the money. Now it .99 cent per song, round it off to 1.00 add 5 songs per day and see what u pay out per week. It is ok compare to buying 1 cd. But one cd may have one song on it you like and that's it, there goes 15.00!!!!!!!
|Comment #20 by: G blaster on 12 Nov 2010, 00:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
As a musician, I would like the public to understand the hard work musicians go through to survive.
Practicing scales, studying music theory for years, hauling my equipment to and from gigs for years, working in a recording studio till 3 in the morning with a screaming record producer. Being dumped from a record company. Chasing a venue owner around trying to get paid at two in the morning. Putting up ad posters up for your gigs in the middle of the night . Having to sell a huge amount of your own tickets just get the chance to play a venue "Pay to Play". Having the headliner screw you by controlling what your sound man is allowed to do at the gig. Driving 500 miles to a venue to have the union lumpers block you from getting into the venue to perform unless you pay them in advace of the ticket sales to get your equipment onto the stage. The liability insurance you may have to buy in order to put on a concert at a venue. The list goes on. We're not lazy, we deserve to eat, and we don't deserve to be stolen from. A buck for a good song is nothing.....
|Comment #20.1 by: BlastBeat on 26 Nov 2010, 16:14 GMT|
Yeah and you get paid by the pol who actually attend your gigs and performances. if you're really a musician you'd know that 99% of the digital sales go straight to the record company so don't give me this BS about needing to eat. All the money you earn comes from your gigs anyway.
downloading music without paying doesn't affect the actual performers in the slightest way.
|Comment #21 by: Silly me on 13 Nov 2010, 20:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
As another musician(35 years now) I want to say that once a zillion freaking dollars has been made it's just rape period. I get what I get...no more. Mine is a service bought and sold, and only the elite are allowed the slightest taste of cream. All other claims are BS. A dollar a song is not increddibley expensive and certainly 5 good songs are better than an entire album of crap, but consider this... how do I hear the entire album to know what I want? Oh I know... I pay...and then when I finally find something I like...I pay again...sweet deal for someone eh? Forcing us backwards with out fair and legitimate standards...legitimacy is not what ever the Rec boys and RIAA say is fair. You guyds want this down loading to stop...then suck it up and make an effort to play fair or kiss our behinds...period.
|Comment #22 by: me on 14 Nov 2010, 00:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i think its all about the money. The music industry wasn't making any money off of lamewire downloads so made them close down the site. Just like any other large company losing out or not getting a pice of the pie what eles is new.....
|Comment #23 by: FrustratedPerson on 15 Nov 2010, 06:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yeah so what about those people that want to hear you but can't? They dont have the money to hear your music because it has to be paid. Gigs are gigs, you go to places, we work hard just as much as you do, if we could all play music like some of you then we wouldn't be doing this. You as a musician know just as well as some of us that music is a good thing in life. Let the ones that ones that want to buy your CD buy it but then let those that are POOR AND DONT HAVE MONEY download it...so what if we download it? We like your songs right? It should have to matter...its why you don't make music your main source of income...find something else to do...and make money off of...your not bad were more talking about people like snoop dog, the beiber fever boy, and all those other rappers and singers that make millions...your not the tip of the iceberg yet.
|Comment #24 by: matt on 16 Nov 2010, 18:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Frostwire is the same as limewire. check it out
|Comment #25 by: beto on 17 Nov 2010, 02:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i have always used ARES and it works perfectly till this day...
|Comment #26.1 by: Spectre on 09 Mar 2011, 23:11 GMT|
Yeah that's true, I'm still using 4.18.3 without any hassle however due to other users being blocked out the selection has dwindled somewhat... may check out this frostwire option.
|Comment #29 by: roger on 04 Jul 2011, 09:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i think them having to shut down is a bunch of bs at lest for the ones like me that paid for the pro version of lime wire we should at lest get some kind of refund of some sort
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