LimeWire Pirate Edition

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LimeWire Pirate Edition
Initial release 28 October 2010 (2010-10-28)
Stable release 5.6.2
Written in Java
Platform Cross-platform
Type Peer-to-peer file sharing
License GNU General Public License
Website github.com/metapirate/LimeWire-Pirate-Edition

LimeWire Pirate Edition (LPE) is a resurrected version of the LimeWire software.[1][2][3] LPE was adapted from LimeWire Basic software to perform similarly to LimeWire Pro, but without the adware, advertising, and backdoors present in LimeWire.[1] The Ask toolbar integration was also removed along with dependencies to LimeWire servers and remote settings.[3][4] The software supports Windows, Linux and Mac, and its source code is available on GitHub.[5] Installing on Linux confirms the original LimeWire Basic status from which it was built. MetaPirate originally stated the program was based off the Basic version, despite later media reports.

History[edit]

Two days after LimeWire was shut down by the RIAA, a hacker with the alias of "Meta Pirate" created LimeWire Pirate Edition. Lime Wire LLC has stated that: "We are not behind these efforts. LimeWire does not authorize them. LimeWire is complying with the Court’s October 26, 2010 injunction."[1] The LimeWire team, after being accused by the RIAA of being complicit in the development of LimeWire Pirate Edition,[6] swiftly acted to shut down the Pirate Edition website. A court order was issued to close down the website, and, to remain anonymous, Meta Pirate did not contest the order.[7]

See also[edit]

  • FrostWire, another LimeWire fork that was created in 2004, also with the purpose of removing adware and backdoors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Humphries, Matthew (9 November 2010). "LimeWire is back as LimeWire Pirate Edition (UPDATED) – Tech Products & Geek News". Geek.com. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Albanesius, Chloe (9 November 2010). "Report: LimeWire 'Resurrected' by Secret Dev Team – News & Opinion". PC Magazine. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  3. ^ a b enigmax (9 November 2010). "LimeWire Resurrected By Secret Dev Team". TorrentFreak. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Anderson, Nate. "Horde of piratical monkeys creates LimeWire: Pirate Edition". Ars Technica. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  5. ^ LimeWire-Pirate-Edition on GitHub
  6. ^ Sandoval, Greg (19 November 2010). "RIAA wants revived LimeWire dead and buried". CNET.com. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  7. ^ enigmax (19 November 2010). "LimeWire Pirate Edition Site Nuked By "Cheap and Dishonest" RIAA Action". TorrentFreak. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 

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