Sometimes, it takes a pirate to beat a pirate.
LimeWire LLC, one of the original file-sharing software developers, are trying to stop various other developers from distributing a "pirate edition" of the LimeWire program. On October 26, a permanent injunction was issued against the company, which enjoins LimeWire from distributing its software. Now, it seems that LimeWire has joined the fight against copycat programmers selling the "LimeWire Pirate Edition" of the original program.
In a statement that can be found on the official LimeWire website, the company demands that "all persons using the LimeWire software, name, or trademark in order to upload or download copyrighted works in any manner cease and desist from doing so". According to one computer developer/hacker who claims to be the leader behind the pirated version of the LimeWire software, the motivation behind this new program is to "make RIAA lawyers cry into their breakfast cereal."
Now the question for the RIAA may become, how do you stop the pirate of my pirate?