File-Sharing Arms Race Continues

It was not down for long:  LimeWire has been re-engineered, re-named LimeWire Pirate Edition, and re-released, less than a month after a federal court ordered an end to its distribution.

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  • Julien Paul

    Hey Professor,

    Just thought I would comment on this because this particular issue is something i've always been interested and curious about.

    1) I don't understand exactly how a week after being shut down, another version of Limewire is allowed to be put up. I also don't understand what the advantages are for the programmers as well as how music is still being allowed to be shared throughout this medium for free when its illegal?
    2) How are they able to use the name "Limewire"? If it was created by a "secret" team, shouldn't that illegal? I feel like the name "Limewire" must be copyrighted or something?

    I'll look more into it. Just some questions that came to my mind.

    Julien Paul