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In an episode that was probably the most exciting thing that’s ever happened at the Philadelphia Parking Authority, inspectors on Saturday conducted a sting operation on SideCar peer-to-peer drivers, impounding three cars and citing the three drivers for offering illegal taxi services. SideCar, which had just launched in Philly, will continue to operate next weekend, said CEO Sunil Paul.
News Byteshut down Limewire, one of the best-known file-sharing services on the Web. Normally, shutting down a piracy site is simply a whack-a-mole exercise, but research firm NPD says this time is different: It says peer-to-peer filesharing in the U.S. dropped from 12 percent of Web user to 9 percent between Q3 of 2010 and Q4. These numbers are from a self-reported survey, so use as much salt as you’d like.