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eDonkey network shut down

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  1. D_o_S

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    It looks like eDonkey is gone for good. MetaMachine, the owner of eDonkey, eDonkey 2000, and Overnet has decided, under an agreement with RIAA, to immediately cease the distribution of its products and prevent file-sharing using current versions of their programs. Apparently, eDonkey has agreed to pay $30 million to avoid potential copyright infringement lawsuits from the recording industry, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

    Other file-sharing companies, like Bearshare, i2Hub, WinMX and Grokster have been advised to shut down their networks, or be prepared for lawsuits from RIAA.

    Source: Yahoo
     
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  2. ktr

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    edonkey had 30million? how in hell...

    i hate the donkey...to slow...
     
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  3. w32 New Member

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    Yeah i never liked this and its really hard to believe that it had 30 million i also found it very slow and really didnt have all that much on it compared to others i have used. I also got quite a bit of spyware of of it.
     
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    And the RIAA strong arms another one down.
     
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    well that just sucks
     
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    Limewire is a good alternative or start using bittorrent.
     
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    lime wire is in court now to and torrents will be soon
     
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    what limewire is in court damn stupid RIAA you can kiss my grits
     
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  10. Judas

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    soon there will no one left to sue :ohwell:
     
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    Cough, community e-mail, cough.........


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    but that isnt peer to peer...it uses central servers ect ect...

    torrents are the shit but for small stuff i use ares.
     
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  13. cdawall

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    ares was slow so i got limewire :roll:
     
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Yeah Torrents 4tw ;)
     
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    torrent is great...i usually get most of the time around 300kps and up.

    torrent will never close down. torrent itself had notthing to do with pirating...its ppl using it in the wrong way ;)
     
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