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  • Survival Of Napster Although Many Modern Artists
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    Napster is the world's leading Internet-based file sharing community. Founded in May 1999 by Shawn Fanning, this software application enables users to locate and share music files from one convenient, easy-to-use interface. It also provides music fans with a forum to communicate their interests and tastes with one another via instant messaging, chat rooms, and a range of other features. above: (left to right) Hank Barry, CEO of Napster Inc., with Shawn Fanning Shawn Fanning is the face of Napste...
  • Applications Like Napster
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    ... would be more likely to purchase them. In this case, Napster could continue, serving it's purpose as a 'try before you buy' application for the music industry. Just as people still purchase and rent videos even though they can record movies from TV and borrow tapes from friends, people will continue to buy CDs, and will be encouraged even more so if prices are reduced and extras given away with the music. Music industry players such as BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group), EMI, Sony and Universal a...
  • Service Provider Under Subsection 512
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    The Fall of Napster & M RECORDS, INC., vs. NAPSTER, INC., Defendant (s). No. C 99-05183 MHP UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6243; 54 U.S.P.Q. 2 D (BNA) 1746; Copy. L. Rep. (CCH) P 28,072 May 5, 2000, Decided May 5, 2000, Filed On December 6, 1999, plaintiff record companies filed suit alleging contributory and vicarious federal copyright infringement and related state law violations by defendant Napster, Inc. ('Napster'). Now [ 2] before...
  • People Use Napster
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    Napster Napster is a music-sharing service that serves people with downloadable software for their computer and allows the download of almost any music from around the world. The Webster's Universal and Thesaurus, says that the definition of music is: Music: harmony, melody, symphony. The basic idea of Napster is for anyone who wants to listen to music. However, the argument about Napster is that it is a directory service that allows users to transfer music files from music labels that have not ...
  • Users Of The Napster Service
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    Napster & Peer-to-peer File Sharing... A Crime?? Not According to the facts. Most people who have been paying any attention to the news have heard of an online service called Napster. Although Napster may have millions of members, many people have absolutely no idea what Napster is, or why it is the topic of so much controversy. In recent months, the music industry has faced several pressing issues involving Napster. MP 3's are the real issue behind Napster. MP 3's are a computer file format tha...
  • Napster User
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    James A. Irvin BUSI 472 Case #5 Napster: The Debate Over Copyright Infringement In early 1999, Shawn Fanning, a Northeastern University freshman, created Napster software. That summer he made it available for free through his Napster. com website. Napster is a peer-to-peer technology, which makes it possible for users to freely share their music files through the internet with other users all over the world. Specifically, this is how Napster works: 1.) A user sends a request for a song. 2.) Naps...

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