Is using lime wire wrong??
There are actually two parts to your question – is using limewire illegal, and is using limewire unethical. The first part, is it illegal, is kind of murky. Using Limewire can be either legal or illegal, depending upon what you’re downloading or sharing. Using Limewire, or anything else, to download material that is under copyright (music, software, or movies) is illegal. It’s a violation of international copyright law, and if you’re caught the fine is between $750.00 and $150,000.00 per file illegally downloaded. The RIAA has sued over 20,000 people for illegal sharing and downloading of music, and they usually settle for around $10,000.00 instead of the full fine. However, if you make a video of your cat doing something cute and share that on Limewire, it’s completely legal because you own all rights to it. The second part, is using Limewire ethical, is less murky IMO. When you use Limewire to download music, movies or software, the person who created it isn’t getting paid for their