Originally Posted by kevinp
Creators of the internet are also liable for all the kiddie porn available. Gun makers are liable for all the murders committed with guns. Etc, etc. What's the difference and where does it end?
I think the difference is in whether the gun makers advocate and encourage the murders or the internet creators do the same with kiddy porn.
As mentioned earlier, the ruling does not seem to indicate that the limewire service itself is illegal, only that the creator seemed to actively encourage using the service to infringe copyright.
I really don't understand why the creators of things like limewire and TPB actively encourage and advocate infringing copyright. The public are smart enough to work it out for themselves if that is what they want to do with the technology so why intentionally paint a target on yourself?