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LimeWire Basic

Though its search hits are capped, LimeWire Basic is spyware-free, attractive, and easy to use.

By January 18, 2006

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Taylor Swift is right: Spotify should lose its free music option

Spotify offers a free music tier that delivers a good portion of the service's paid subscription version. And that's exactly the problem.

By May 2, 2015


Music-streaming service Grooveshark shuts down

Controversial service had faced paying damages of hundreds of millions of dollars in copyright infringement lawsuit filed by record labels.

By April 30, 2015


Silk Road is 'Napster all over again,' says 'Deep Web' filmmaker

The director of a new film about Silk Road says he found striking parallels between the issues surrounding the online drug bazaar and Napster, the original music-sharing service.

By March 16, 2015


Hollywood studios latest to sue LimeWire

Everywhere he turns, LimeWire founder Mark Gorton seems to be facing a new lawsuit from some new group of copyright owners.

By February 6, 2012


Waving goodbye to Winamp, paying respects to Nullsoft

With media player Winamp headed to software heaven, Crave's Bonnie Burton, who once worked for the firm that made it, looks back on workplace tensions and fun -- and Mike the llama.

By November 22, 2013


Music industry zeros in again on LimeWire

LimeWire creator Mark Gorton is accused of reneging on a promise to compensate a group of indie labels a sum commensurate with the amount Gorton paid to settle with the four largest record companies. In May, Gorton paid the major labels $105 million.

By July 20, 2011


Illegal music downloads dropped in 2012, says report

Online and offline sharing of copyrighted music took a nosedive last year, according to NPD.

By February 26, 2013


Maybe there's hope for the music industry yet

A pair of reports today showed that revenue is edging up -- and piracy is slipping.

By February 26, 2013


Study: LimeWire demise slows music piracy

The volume of Internet users illegally obtaining music from P2P services has fallen from a high of 16 percent in late 2007 to 9 percent at the end of 2010, NPD reports.

By March 23, 2011