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  • Napster Limits Users
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    The program, and later company, named Napster, has brought about a historical debate concerning copyright law and the Internet. Napster's is a free Internet music file-sharing program that allows users to quickly and easily swap files with one another directly, without the use of a centralized file server. Its software aims to make finding MP 3 files easier on the Internet. No files are actually hosted on Napster servers as Napster provides access to music files on others' computers. This system...
  • Money To Napster Users
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    Napster In 1998 a university dropout, Shawn Fencing, nicknamed napster, spent days without sleep in his uncle's office producing a new music-swapping programme now known as napster. Napster is an MP 3 file sharing programme that lets you connect to millions of other users world-wide and swap music with them for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, even Napster itself as a programme is FREE and is available to ANYONE with a PC and the Internet. Napster spreads all types of music ranging from unknown and up and co...
  • Napster User With Copyrighted Cd Material
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    The Napster Debate When I first heard the word 'Napster' I had no idea what it was, I thought maybe it was a new insult phrase going around my high school. With time I figured out that Napster had to do with online music. I hadn't seen much coverage on TV and was curious, so I decided to surf the Internet and check it out. Once reaching the site I found no music for sale, no discography or lyrics as is common with most music sites online. Instead there was a program available for download that a...
  • Napster And The Proposed Isp
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    Napster's Upshot Bickering, oh the endless bickering! It seems like that has become the pastime of the record industry and the estimated 32 million Napster users. All this frustration was brought about when Napster revolutionized the use of person-to-person file sharing over the net. Littered throughout the world-wide-web are comments about Napster's manipulation of laws regarding the record industry. On the other hand, there are thousands of reactions from pro-Napster users, who so proudly spea...
  • Napster And Similar Programs
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    In 1998, a computer science major at Northeastern University, sat in front of his computer and started to create a program that would help the common man, spark controversy, and change and revolutionize the music industry. His name is Shawn Fanning, and his creation is Napster. Napster would forever change the way people would listen, share and acquire music, and the music industry would never again be the same. Napster, launched early in 1999, allows Internet users to share and download MP 3 fi...
  • Napsters Technology
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    The debate over whether or not Napster Inc. is in violation of existing copyright infringement laws is a complex issue. Napsters defense attorneys claim that because music is shared between users, and Napster is never actually in possession of these files (the company is merely providing the service by which these files can be shared), Napster is in fact, not guilty of compromising copyright infringement laws. According to these same lawyers, the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992, which rules tha...
  • Their Songs Through Napster
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    A major news item lately has been what is called The MP 3 Controversy. It is based on the free trade of music files known as MP 3's, which are small enough to be easily downloaded but have the same quality as a compact disc. Computer users are able to download these files from the internet and then burn them onto CDs that can be played in any regular CD player. Bands and record labels claim that internet users do not have the right to download these files unless they own the CD that the song is ...
  • Music Companies F Attention And Napster
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    Have you dreamed that you could get your favorite artist fs songs such as Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, and Beatles without any payment The dream has come true: Napster, an online music sharing soft. It enables its users to download music files through the Internet, which means that as long as one music lover has a computer and connection to the Internet, the music lover can get popular songs, classical music, and even national anthems. One CD costs about fifteen dollars, but Napster does not re...
  • 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...
  • Excitement In The Music Industry Napster
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    Shutting Down Napster is Not the Solution Almost everyone has heard of Napster and its long debated issue's of file swapping and sharing. Considering Napster's short-lived existence of about a year and a half, they have certainly opened many people's eyes. Some say the file swapping that Napster allows everyone to do is illegal; others says it's just another thing to do on the internet. Napster has done much good for the internet, adding one more good thing that the internet can do for us. Napst...
  • Napster Inc For Copyright Infringement
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    Re: How and What is Napster doing to infringe on Copyright Laws Issue: What is Napster Why is Napster causing such a commotion What are they doing about it Napster is the world's leading file sharing community. The Napster software (web), launched early in 1999, allows internet users to share and download MP 3 files directly from any computer connected to the Napster network. The software is used by downloading a client program from the Napster site and then connecting to the network through thi...
  • 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...
  • Songs Available Through Other Napster Users
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    In mid-1999, 19 year old Northeastern University student Shawn Fanning designed a computer program that allowed one to log on to a central server, and be able to download mp 3 music files from another computer at lightning speed, with great ease. He called this program Napster, after his old high school nickname. Since it's inception, Napster has sparked court cases involving every major record company in North America, and created a worldwide debate about copyright infringement and it's effects...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Distribution Of Music Via Napster
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    Argumentative Napster is: Not Violating Copyrights Going to be a Useful Tool for Musicians in the Future Copyright infringement has quickly become one of the most talked about issues of the internet. The most difficult aspect is defining its boundaries and pinpointing its limits. The distribution of music via Napster is a perfect example of a controversial issue that has sprouted due to copyright questions. Technically, Napster is not violating any copyright laws. Although it may appear as if Na...
  • Very Substantial Use By Napster Users
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    The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is suing Napster for allegedly enabling music piracy through its proprietary MusicShare program. MusicShare allows music lovers to open up their stores of MP 3 files to all other Napster users. Whenever a user is online, his MP 3's are up for grabs, with the only stipulation being that users upload a file for each one that they download. The RIAA says that many of the shared MP 3's are illegal bootlegs, but Napster insists that it "does not, a...
  • Music From Different Artists Through Napster
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    Legal vs. Illegal (Napster vs. Music Industry) The issues that will be slugged out in federal district court in San Francisco sound a little too pop culture to be all that serious. How many music CDs are people buying these days in record stores throughout the nation because of Napster Is the technology that Napster uses legal Napster is, of course, the wildly popular file-sharing service whose 20 million users have downloaded some half a billion songs-most copyrighted for free. The technology t...
  • 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...
  • Napster Software User Agreement
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    Napster. com is a music search engine founded by Shawn Fanning about a year ago. It is a software program that allows individuals to search for their favorite music selection by connecting to millions of other users around the world. Napster is basically the simplest way to find MP 3's that you want anytime and the same time be able to share the selections with the worlds largest community of music lovers. MP 3 is an audio format that allows users to compress and send music files easily over the...

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