Secret team of developers take LimeWire 5.6 beta, strip it all of all the spyware and adware, activate all of the PRO features, cut its dependency on LimeWire LLC’s servers, and release it back into the wild as LimeWire Pirate edition.
In the spirit of the good old-fashioned game of cat and mouse a secret team of developers has resurrected LimeWire from the dead.
The RIAA spent some 4 years and millions of dollars to finally get an injunction last month ordering LimeWire to disable the “searching, downloading, uploading, file trading and/or file distribution functionality, and/or all functionality” of the famed file-sharing program only to have a self-described “horde of piratical monkeys” release a new LimeWire Pirate Edition that renders all of the RIAA’s hard work meaningless.
“All dependencies on LimeWire LLC’s servers have been removed, all remote settings have been disabled, the Ask toolbar has been unbundled, and all features of LimeWire PRO have been activated for free,” a source told TF.
According to the developers it’s based on LimeWire 5.6 beta and is better than all of the previous official versions now that it’s been stripped of all the pesky toolbars, adware, and spyware that users had to contend with.
“LimeWire Pirate Edition should work better than the last functioning version of LimeWire (5.5.10), and it should keep working for longer. There’s no adware or spyware: the piratical monkeys are doing this for the benefit of the community.”
LimeWire Pirate Edition features:
- Based on LimeWire 5.6 beta
- All the features of LimeWire PRO: Turbo-charged downloads
- Optimized search results
- AVG Anti-Virus
- Built-in torrent search
- No toolbars, adware or spyware
- No connection problems
MD5 of installer: 7a96f2da87a7cfc6f10ab6a325ec0e48
If it wasn’t obvious enough already that plenty of alternatives to LimeWire already existed in the first place then surely the creation of LimeWire Pirate Edition will make more than a just a few RIAA execs realize the Sisyphean task they face.
The only real lesson in all of this is that one shouldn’t try to profit from P2P and that’s precisely what LimeWire Inc. did for so many years.