The RIAA has won a major ruling against Limewire. Which tells us something. That the RIAA is so out of touch, they’re suing people who use Limewire.
If the RIAA gets their way now, they’ll be able to sue the man who invented Napster, move on to Kazaa, and then finally Hotwire. Back when it was used not for hotels and deals on flights, but when it was used for hardcore porn, to establish a user base. Maybe then they’ll get to Emule, Gnutella, and Edonkey 2000. That’ll show all those pesky techno-users. Jesus Christ, who heads up the RIAA? Are they men who have a three to four year technological curve? They’re going to be realllly disappointed once they find out that their Palm Treos are going to be phased out , but they have a few more years to use them.
The RIAA made the argument that 93% of the material traded over Limewire was material that violated copyright law. They were looking to get up to 150,000 per copyright violation, cause a Coldplay song is TOTALLLLY worth that amount. The last case that was determined relating a file-sharing website was – wait for it, the GROKSTER decision. Back from 2005.
So they’ll get to torrents in like 2012.