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  • 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...
  • Battle Between Napster And The Riaa
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    Free Music Shawn Fanning came out from backstage to present an award with a Metallica shirt on. It was one of the funniest moments of the entire award show. The reason it was funny is because Metallica is suing Napster. Shawn Fanning created Napster to make it possible to download music for free, and Metallica is trying to help destroy the program he made. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), many artists, and many labels are all combining to help get rid of Napster. The main do...
  • Napster A Free Music
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    Should Napster be prosecuted Napster a free music sharing software is in the mist of being sued by many music corporation for copyright infringement. Napster users download and upload copyright music without the permission of the copyright owners which is illegal. People who write, perform, and produce the music don't even recieve a royalty from there work which is considered stealing. Napster the internet piracy should be prosecuted to the fullest because of its intentions to allow people to sh...
  • Market Price For Music Users Of Napster
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    Napster is an online trading program that allows users to look into another persons hard-drive in order to trade music. "Napster and similar software provides users with a method of searching thousands of other users computers to share thousands of high quality music, music that is stored in the compressed. mp 3 format". (Internet). Music of the popular artist is traded through the Internet at no cost. In other words instead of having to pay market price for music users of Napster receive the mu...
  • Support Napster
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    MP 3: Sharing or Stealing? The copyright battle has been waging now for quite a while. It goes all the way back from the ability to dub from audiotape to a blank tape; the battle is much the same, just with a different media. Now shaking the world of the recording industry is a new way of distributing music, through the Internet. With the invention of the Internet, millions of people now have access to download an infinite amount of music. One of the most popular ways of locating songs on the ne...
  • Napster Limits Users
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    Napster A battle is being fought over how we access our music. Technology has greatly changed the days of going to the record store to purchase music. Now we are able to link to millions of music lovers around the world by hopping on our computers, getting on the internet and by using a file-sharing program called Napster. Now many questions arise: Is it stealing from the artists or is it stealing from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)? It also brings about the questions of ho...
  • Songs From Napster
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    X-Napster The infamous Napster under attack for it's pirating of music from famous musician's needs to be shut down. Piracy is a major issue of moral standards, right, and wrong in the entertainment world. Napster is well known for it's sharing of MP 3 files through the Internet; taking, receiving, and bootlegging. Over 70% of college students said they use Napster at least once a month. The majority of its users are aware that Napster is an illegal bootlegging website, the federal government sa...
  • Free Download Of Music From Napster
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    Napster What would you do if had a access to all the music that you wanted and it was free Well, in the age of the internet this situation is possible with mp 3's. Mp 3's are compressed digital audio files which has near cd quality sound. It was developed by a German engineering form called Fraunhofer IIS in 1987. It is the most searched word on the internet and the most popular. Mp 3's have affected not only regular people, but also the artists as well. The shareware Napster is a program that l...
  • User Friendly As Napster
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    The Internet. It is a vast network of millions of users, surfing and sharing billions of files, all day, every day. This scares many copyright holders out of their minds. After all, there is virtually no one to protect these copyright holders from the misuse of their intellectual property - certainly not the dinosaur that is our government. But, as Scott Sullivan, writer for The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin stated, "as history has proven, freedom and technological and societal advances usually c...
  • Use Of Napster
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    The problems faced by Napster and how it affects us. INTRODUCTION Shawn Fanning let his closely cropped coiffure grow a bit shaggy, so his friends started calling him "nappy". That evolved into a new nickname, "Napster", which became the Internet handle he used in chat rooms. After sharing tips on guitar playing, Fanning told two cyber pals about a revolutionary software program he was working on. Encouraged by his new friends, he wrote the program and the idea attracted a sizable cash donation ...

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