This is a post from Michaela about Limewire getting shut down. I can’t believe it took this long for it to happen, but here is the original post for you to get the details:
LimeWire, a free peer-to-peer file sharing client program, is finally shut down. After years of illegal downloads by millions of people, and profit loss the government on October 26, 2010, has finally grew some balls and stopped it all together thanks
toJudge Kimba Wood. Yes, was guilty of downloading illegal music on to my computer, and yes it was very easy and very CHEAP, but I also have my favorite bands who I love to contribute and make them money by buying their albums and merchandise. In a way it is very annoying to have to buy every song you want off of iTunes , but I like it now because now all the bands and singers that you all love are making money for the music we love to hear because it magically makes you feel much better.
Now that LimWire is gone, the government needs to shut down all the sites that have just took LimWires position. Examples are Frostwire, Bearshare, music frost, and music oasis. (END POST)
I think that this was just so crazy because Limewire was around forever and always had illegal downloads. I mean, I am in no way trying to say that I think it was okay to download stuff illegally, but I have to wonder why it took so long? It was like everyone knew about it and just didn’t care.
In any case, I think that even though Limewire is gone, people will still find ways to download stuff illegally. Its almost inevitable because no one is going to pay for music if they can find it for free.