LimeWire's Latest Move

In May, I wrote a featurefor IEEE Spectrum about the plight/fight of the peer-to-peer service, LimeWire.

This week, the site announced that it will be opening a "digital music store," where users will be able to purchase files that are free from Digital Rights Management constraints. Yes, that's a direct blow against major online music sites like iTunes and eMusic, which imposes stricter limitations. Mark Gorton, the visionary engineer behind LimeWire, recently stepped down as CEO but remains chairperson.


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