Controversial service had faced paying damages of hundreds of millions of dollars in copyright infringement lawsuit filed by record labels.
Although it's fast and easy to use, Grokster delivers subpar results. Hang on to it only as a backup to LimeWire or Xolox.
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Extradition proceedings are unlikely to start before March 2. Meanwhile the U.S. piles on more charges against MegaUpload's managers.
VC Fred Wilson says Google, Bing, Facebook, and Twitter should warn people when they try to log in at known pirate sites: "We don't need legislation."
guest column Cary Sherman argues that legislation targeting "rogue Web sites" would make the Web safer for content creators, without wide-ranging ripple effects or collateral damage.
Appearing before a federal appeals court, Viacom again argues that YouTube doesn't qualify for DMCA protection because managers knew of copyright violations. Google again asks, how are we supposed to know the difference between pirated clips and those uploaded by the owner?
Was it the death of LimeWire, lower prices, Adele's skyrocketing popularity, or Amazon's big discount of Lady Gaga that halted a seven-year decline in album sales?
Some well-known venture capitalists ask lawmakers to reconsider support for Pro IP Act, a bill that would hand government sweeping powers to combat copyright theft.
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Entrepreneur Mark Gorton, creator of the LimeWire file-sharing system, agrees to pay $105 million to settle copyright case.