Limewire music store

So what’s interesting about Limewire planning to launch a legit download store? Well the RIAA is still suing them – almost two years after first issuing a cease and desist – so it may change the terms of the settlement? But also the statistic, reported by Digital Music News Research Group, that Limewire is installed on almost 1 in 5 PCs globally. Although that does not equate to an active user on each PC it does show a potentially huge audience for the new store.

My feeling is that so far P2P does not work when it goes legit (see here) and, unless Limewire can offer something unique beyond their installed base and admittedly huge brand recognition, it won’t work.

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