Chances are that you have shared music or other files on the Internet. Whenever you share files on the Internet you are likely using a peer-to-peer (PTP) service. PTP file sharing is a service that allows connected users to share their files with each other almost instantaneously. Think about it – almost any song, DVD, video, or other file is only a few clicks away from being yours. It almost sounds too good to be true. So, what’s the catch? Well, if you’re not careful, there is a BIG catch – you could be breaking copyright laws!
One of the most popular PTP file sharing networks on the web is LimeWire, founded in 2000 and based in New York City. So, is LimeWire legal? Yes, BUT you could easily use it in an illegal way.
Next, let’s explore the legality of LimeWire.