Please be Patient, and Check ALL these postings often. We are sorting out over 20,000 Screen captures representing thousands of research hours. The history of CNET/CBS Interactive promoting Piracy software is staggering. Over 1,000 different software offerings, Several hundred instances of mentioning copyright infringing uses, often with known copyrighted songs or famous band names. Although some of these pages are ten years old, you must remember that CNET has been distributing LimeWire software since at least February 2001.
Cnet had a virtual monopoly on the distribution of Software through the Largest and most visited Internet portals throughout the early to mid 2000's.
CLICK ON ANY IMAGE FOR A FULL SCREEN VIEW
For anyone that noticed"Software Zone" on the list above, it was an internet video game software portal only with no P2P file sharing software that I could find.
How tight was Cnet Downloads AND these P2P File Sharing Companies?? The Official Cnet Downloads button was embedded on MANY of the Notorious Sites Landing Page! Sometimes there was only a plain button download link, as was on Limewire up until May 13, 2010 that brought the prospective downloader directly to Cnet Downloads.
Cnet Downloads EMBEDDED button on Grokster 5/27/2002 ( Click ANY Image to Enlarge)
Cnet Downloads EMBEDDED Button on Imesh 1/25/2002
Cnet Downloads EMBEDDED Button TODAY on BitComet Landing Page (77 MILLION Downloads!)
Cnet Downloads Button on Qtrax Max Homepage 1/25/2002
Cnet Downloads EMBEDDED Button Homepage of Bearshare 3/27/2002
Cnet Downloads Button embedded on Limewire in this Vintage Screen cap from 6/2/2001
Cnet Direct Link in the Morpheus Site. (See Following Image) Both Screen caps from 10/2002
When the would be downloader clicked the Download Button on the Morpheus Homepage shown above, the link took you RIGHT HERE to Cnet! NOTICE 100 Million Downloads, and that's just up to the screen cap date of 10/2002
Cnet Downloads embedded button on the Blubster Homepage 9/23/2001
Cnet Downloads Kazaa Download Button on the Kazaa Front Page
I will upload dozens of these vintage Images like these for Bearshare, Imesh, Morpheus, Grokster, and more. ( Well before the Settlements and Judges Orders). I just need the time. The download totals from Cnets own servers ABSOLUTELY EXCEED over 1.2 BILLION downloads of P2P file Sharing software.