For starters, using the services can get you into trouble - you could be sued, your computer could become infected, and your karma could take a hit - after all, when you use a P2P network, the artist who made the song doesn't get paid.
After that, the legal troubles just kept on coming with Napster, until finally, in March 2002, they paid the major record labels $26 million in back royalties, $10 million in future royalties, and shut its doors as a P2P trading site.
Limewire, a popular P2P file sharing network, is being sued for millions by record labels who charge that Limewire's executives are committing copyright infringement by providing the software which allows people to swap songs online.
Initially, iMesh used a centralized database to operate, but in later versions they moved to the more commonly used "computer to computer" transfers. iMesh was also the brains behind so called "swarming" in P2P networks.
Thanks to the latest Limewire version and the Mac operating system addition, however, Apple computer users can not only get a P2P network, but they can log into a P2P system that might just be the best one in the world.
Another common complaint about Etomi Pro is that its P2P program is actually a free, open-source program like Limewire Pro with a few style changes, so users are paying to use something widely available at no cost.
A constant problem with P2P networks is the transition of virus infected files, and because there are almost zero viruses written for Macs, P2P file sharing is considered to be safer for Mac users than anyone else.
The most popular way to swap music is peer to peer (P2P) networks, which allow users to download tunes from other people's computers, while they at the same time make their own songs available to fellow users.
Of course, once you become a popular P2P downloading service, you put yourself directly in the crosshairs of the RIAA, and soon iMesh found itself on the end of one of those nasty trade infringement lawsuits.
Once a top P2P music downloading site, iMesh now offers copyrighted music to customers on a subscription basis, with the free music and videos all being in the form of non copyright controlled material.