"The essence of LimeWire was this: By using it, you were breaking the law, and in trying to find any given song or video, you might accidentally download porn or malware, putting the computer itself at risk. It was as reckless as unprotected sex."

glitch p-udding:

I don't quite see how Limewire changed the music industry. It's an interesting piece, but incredibly one-dimensional. And they also took credit for the idea of a subscription allowing a certain amount of downloads per month, which eMusic started doing in 1998. I was long an enthusiastic customer of that company.