Don’t we all love free stuff? Especially the one we can find from the internet, and we can keep it forever without taking the consequence from doing it? I guess Limewire was one of the classic example of it. By distributing copyrighted content using its software free for download; allowing millions of people online share those legal copyrighted content. Mp3 is one of the most downloaded content from Limewire.
Right after the ban on Napster early in 2000, there were many similar software allow people to share mp3, or other file formats, such as video; ebook, etc….. P2P becomes one of the most popular software we used nowadays in our computer. We can share what we have in our hard drive to other people. And We can also take stuff from other people’s computer if they are willing to share. This community is long be set, but the government just won’t recognize it as a way of freedom. Indeed, copyrighted content should be protected. Artist and those companies should have a slice of profit from what they create, and their products are not there to share.
Sorry to hear Limewire to be banned. But the concept of p2p community shouldn’t be ceased to exist yet. I guess more and more people will create similar software pretty much like limewire here.