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  • Napster Limits Users
    1,976 words
    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
    937 words
    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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Trading Of Copyright Songs On Napster
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    Is trading digital music using Napster Online legal or copyright infringement First, we must find out what Napster is and who created it. Napster is a combination of the features of existing programs: the instant-messaging system of Internet Relay Chat, the file-sharing functions of Microsoft Windows and the advanced searching and filtering capabilities of various search engines (Greenfield). Basically all it is, is a really cool little program that a person can download off of the internet for ...
  • Napster In Federal Court For Copyright Infringement
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    At a glance, the conflict between Napster. com and the Recording Industry Association of America appears to be very cut and dry, however, analysis of the many factors involved uncover moral and legal issues which prove otherwise. Like any other dispute, this specific case is composed of two opposing arguments. From the perspective of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Napster infringed on copyright laws. Napster defends that copyright law does not unequivocally place them in t...
  • 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 Bans On University Campuses
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    Abstract: This paper presents an overview of the recent Napster controversy, including a focus on the continuing practice of university campuses to block access to Napster servers. An examination of said blocking is given in terms of the ethical, legal, and practical issues that surround it. For some college students, Shawn Fanning is a god, but most do not even recognize his name. Virtually every college student, however, is familiar with this Northeastern University dropout's brainchild, Napst...
  • Copy Of The Napster Copyright Policy
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    The RIAAs mission is to foster a business and legal climate that supports and promotes our members creative and financial vitality. In support of our mission, we work to protect intellectual property rights worldwide and the First Amendment rights of artists; conduct consumer, industry and technical research; and monitor and review state and federal laws, regulations and policies. The RIAA fights piracy that it defines including four specific forms. One of these forms is defined as online piracy...
  • Free Form Of Advertisement B Discontinuing Napster
    481 words
    I. Attention A. Hook In America, millions of people are being accused of stealing from the music industry. B. Thesis People using the Internet, specifically Napster, are being accused of stealing. II. Needs / Problems/Issues A. The record companies in America are filing lawsuits against Napster under the terms that they are helping with piracy of their music. However, if they were worried about copying music for free, who do the same record companies, such as Sony, produce tape recorders with tw...
  • Songs Off Napster
    539 words
    Napster What is the big deal with the whole napster controversy All it is is a network, which allows millions of people to share files, which are already available on the Internet. People say things like, it's a form of stealing, because you are taking something from an artist that cost time and money to create. But honestly, if napster wasn t there people would have gotten these songs from another source. I personally use napster all the time for about a year and a half now, but before napster,...

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