By Jon Newton 12/22/05
"Although file hashing has been instrumental in the development of P2P
networking, Limewire hopes its latest efforts are just as ground breaking,"
"A result of the initial efforts of a Frostwire developer, Limewire has
brought spam filtering to their latest public release."
LimeWire was significantly affected by the Grokster decision and soon afterwards came news of a LimeWire DRM (Digital Restriction Management) filter.
The company's anti-spam project, which began public beta testing under version 4.9.38 (12/13/05), "appears effective and public reception on Limewire’s forums seem favorable," says Slyck.
And probably more important, "This release does not contain the anticipated DRM-filter."
Will an anti-spam filter be enough to bring LimeWire back with DRM continuing to lurk in the background?
Meanwhile, what of Frostwire? It anticipates a matching release by Christmas, adds the story.
Jon Newton is the editor of p2pnet.net and is a regular contributer to MP3 Newswire. Jon's site is devoted to the politics of digital music and his insights as well as those of his co-writers can be read there. We urge you to explore it.
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