Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Limewire, Gnutella & Computer Crime

As a criminal defense attorney in Cleveland, Ohio I represent a multitude of citizen's charged with crimes that were allegedly committed through their utilization of Limewire software. LimeWire enables a user to access the Gnutella file-sharing network. The Gnutella file-sharing network is essentially a peer to peer network "P2P network". The Gnutella file-sharing network does not have a central server for the files on the network. Rather, the files and information contained within the network are essentially stored within each individiual user's computer.

On the Limewire website, there is a disclaimer that Limewire software cannot control what content may exist in the Gnutella network and can only attempt to filter out certain illegal or objectionable content as requested by you via the various filtering options. Limewire makes very clear that "It is your responsibility to use the program in a responsible and safe manner."

If you, or someone you know, have been charged with a crime, or are under investigation as a result of utilizing Limewire software, please feel free to contact Cleveland, Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyer Ron Frey for a free initial consultation: (440) 537-0299.