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LimeWire sending out cease-and-desist letters on LimeWire Pirate Edition

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Nov 2010 15:12 User comments (21)

LimeWire sending out cease-and-desist letters on LimeWire Pirate Edition Earlier this week we reported that just two weeks after LimeWire was permanently shut down by a federal ruling, a "secret dev team" had brought the P2P client back, dubbing it the LimeWire Pirate Edition (LPE).
The LPE has the Ask.com toolbar removed, all need for the LimeWire LLC servers removed, all remote settings disabled, and all LimeWire Pro features activated, for free. There is also no adware or spyware.

LPE has been circulating via warez, P2P and torrents sites for a couple of days now.

Apparently, the real LimeWire is not a fan.

"We have very recently become aware of unauthorized applications on the Internet purporting to use the LimeWire name," reads a notice on the LimeWire site.

"We demand that all persons using the LimeWire software, name, or trademark in order to upload or download copyrighted works in any manner cease and desist from doing so. We further remind you that the unauthorized uploading and downloading of copyrighted works is illegal."

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21 user comments

111.11.2010 15:17

So it's suing itself?

211.11.2010 15:42

"We have very recently become aware of unauthorized applications on the Internet purporting to use the LimeWire name."

"We demand that all persons using the LimeWire software, name, or trademark in order to upload or download copyrighted works in any manner cease and desist from doing so. We further remind you that the unauthorized uploading and downloading of copyrighted works is illegal."

Maybe read the article once again?

I don't trust Limewire now or in the past. You play the paying game.

The way things are at this point, I wouldn't trust any P2P network. you may become a broke-ass bitch the rest of your natural life.

BTW, F*** the RIAA, MPAA, Sony...................

Jeff

311.11.2010 15:50

Good luck with that. :p

411.11.2010 20:43

Nah, they're just pissy cause they got caught and since people out on the Internet plain out there are using their software, they don't want anybody using it all, especially if the people at Limewire can't use their own programs/servers w/o being screwed. Oh well, there's always other P2P networks. Who needs Limewire if they whine like this? If anything, you would think they would be proud that somebody is using their program, and cry out 'Long live Limewire!', but no, I guess if you act like a baby, you get attention more these days. Screw em'!!


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511.11.2010 20:46

LOL this whole thing is so hilarious, make limewire illegal and then it comes back in 3 days better than before. I love the internet



611.11.2010 21:34

Everyone pull up a lawn chair and a bucket of pop corn, this is not the end of the movie yet.

711.11.2010 22:32

Who exactly are they sending cease and desist letter to? Looks like all they did was post a warning on a website. Probably did that just to cover themselves so they can tell the judge that they told them not to do it lol

812.11.2010 0:04

Pretty vague warning since nobody actually knows who re-created and distributed it.

912.11.2010 0:35

its not hard to track people down on the Gnutella Network. hell for all we know the RIAA released Limewire Pirate edition to add to the To Sue List


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1012.11.2010 1:08

IRONY!

1112.11.2010 5:59

Originally posted by shortybob:
IRONY!
Irony - an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.

People pirating piracy software is not irony. People still using LimeWire after all these years, now that is irony.


1212.11.2010 15:06
lissenup2
Inactive

2 words for you Limewire................

Fu*k off!

1312.11.2010 15:13

Originally posted by stuntman_:
LOL this whole thing is so hilarious, make limewire illegal and then it comes back in 3 days better than before. I love the internet
Loool. I love this comment :D

SmokeThis2006

1412.11.2010 20:09
Leeroy Jenkins
Unverified new user

Whens the mac version coming? And since theyre so pissed about usin g there name lets chane it to Lemonrope or citrusstring

1513.11.2010 4:11

Lets call it ViralWire; that would be a bit more truthful.



1613.11.2010 5:28

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Lets call it ViralWire; that would be a bit more truthful.
it is what it is.

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1713.11.2010 8:01

That person made a good point.

"Limewire PE" could very well be a trap
to catch and sue more users.
The RIAA legally Can get away with it.

1814.11.2010 17:42
sorities
Unverified new user

ha! I didn't use limewire for a pretty good reason long long ago, and I'm pretty sure I'm not going to start now, however if it isnt a trap and really is someone being all Yarr about it all. cudos and good luck buddy. I think its high time pirates just found a new and completely separate world wide network to keep completely neutral. ironically enough. I'd actually pay to help put one up someday.

1915.11.2010 1:56
ldfszkv
Unverified new user

wait they have a trademark for LIMEWIRE

2015.11.2010 23:22

The future looks strangely like the past...viruses for everyone! Well, at least the name is more to the point.

2116.11.2010 1:53

People still use Limewire? Why?


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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