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Old 10-29-2005, 08:47 PM   #1
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Default WinMX Downfall?

If you're an avid P2P user like I am I'm sure you've heard of WinMX. It is just a flat out Peer to Peer program. None of those fancy graphics, Web Browsers you dont need, If you dont want to share a folder, You unshare it. You dont have to cut off an arm and a leg, melt them into some fancy key, just so you can keep your files to yourself lol

Now. What happened? It's gone. You cannot connect to it anymore. When they stopped it kept running with those of us that could support it... But now it wont even connect to those users!

You can get some info from Slyck here
http://www.slyck.com/news.php?story=921


Sure, We have Warez, Limewire, KazaaLite, But I liked WinMX was the best. If you used it, sure there was a chance you'ld download a virus, But thats expected with P2P programs. If you're gonna use them I think you need to actually be intelligent enough to protect yourself instead of relying on these "user friendly" ones that have built in scanners that slow the stuff so you cant download as fast as You want! WinMX was sweet if you knew how to work it right
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Old 10-29-2005, 11:28 PM   #2
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I used to have winmx a loooonnggg time ago. it was wicked.
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Old 10-29-2005, 11:47 PM   #3
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Now. What happened? It's gone. You cannot connect to it anymore. When they stopped it kept running with those of us that could support it... But now it wont even connect to those users!

You can get some info from Slyck here
http://www.slyck.com/news.php?story=921
RIAA shut it down, they got busted in other words..

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Old 10-29-2005, 11:51 PM   #4
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Ouch! Caught in the act lol
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Old 10-30-2005, 12:00 AM   #5
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Heres the story~

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LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Popular file-sharing site WinMX.com ceased operating and the New York office of another, eDonkey.com, appeared to be closed, in the continuing legal fallout among underworld peer-to-peer music services, industry sources and users said on Wednesday.

The turmoil among file-sharing networks follows the landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in June that held anyone who distributes a device used to infringe copyright is liable for the resulting acts of infringement by others.

In the wake of the decision, the trade group Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) last week sent out "cease-and-desist" letters to seven file-sharing groups. A spokeswoman for the RIAA declined to name the targets.

Popular file-sharing sites BearShare, eDonkey and WinMX were reportedly among the targets.

The decentralized nature of most peer-to-peer file-sharing software makes it uncontrollable once it is released over the Internet. However, shutting off sites where users first download the software may strangle the flow of new users.

"There's certainly a big realignment of networks going on after the RIAA letters. Everyone is going to see a fallout since the ruling is making it tough for these companies to exist," said Marc Morgenstern, vice president for Loudeye, during the Digital Hollywood conference in Santa Monica.

An eDonkey executive with a Boston phone number was not immediately available to comment. Industry sources said the phone in the New York office had been disconnected.

A spokesman for Frontcode Technologies, developers of the WinMX application, could not be located to comment.

Users in both Europe and North America complained that the WinMX site (http://www.winmx.com)) was unavailable throughout the day on Wednesday. Free Peers Inc., backers of BearShare, did not respond to attempts to contact them via e-mail.

The latest developments come on the heels of a pending deal in which file-sharing service Grokster Ltd. is set to be acquired by Mashboxx LLC, a new company formed with the intent of establishing a legal peer-to-peer music company, sources familiar with the matter said.

A spokesman for Mashboxx, formed by former Grokster President Wayne Rosso and other partners, declined comment. Continued ...
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Old 10-30-2005, 09:11 AM   #6
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hey, thats the way with p2p programs....they disappear or get busted. that stuff is illegal, what do you expect? There is a new one that comes along every week, you'll find another one you like, until that one disappears or gets busted.
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If you want to get it working again, go here:
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It worked for me.
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