The cryptically identified “Limewire staff” talks with file-sharing news source Slyck.
1) LimeWire’s creating a store to sell legit downloads to open some time this year, and will separate buyable content from p2p stuff “similar to how Google keeps sponsored links separate.”
2) The company’s BitTorrented future: “Previous versions of LimeWire have been Gnutella programs. Moving forward, LimeWire will be a Gnutella and BitTorrent program.”
3) And finally on LimeWire’s litigation with the industry:
“The record industry has a good track record of shutting down peer-to peer providers, closing Napster, Aimster, Grokster, iMesh, BearShare, eDonkey, WinMX, i2hub and others. This has done nothing to reduce overall peer-to-peer use, however. Shutting down one service merely fragments and shifts the user base to other services. Many now are overseas, open source, and don’t even exist as a business entity. Tens of thousands of lawsuits against individuals haven’t slowed the adoption curve of peer-to-peer, either…Litigation isn’t a good digital business model.”
Also: Never realized that Limewire had the mid-cap! Love it.