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Thursday, July 24, 2003

Napstizing the Record Companies

Robert X. Cringely writes about Son of Napster, One Possible Future for a Music Business That Must Inevitably Change . No doubt this is going to bouncing about the Blogosphere very shortly. Key points : the technology for digital music distribution is here (indead, it old news). companies that manufactured horse drawn carriages could have tried to make automobiles illegal Question : how did hourse drawn carriages respond? Cringely idea, called "Snapster" uses Fair Use sharing, and wide share distriubution to address the legal issue and lobbing of the Music Industry and it's lackey the RIAA.

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