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Napster
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The Napster Controversy In the controversy against Napster, many supporters fight to keep
their freedom alive. This case is about whether the plaintiffs can use their control of
music copyrights to achieve control over Napster's decentralized technology and prevent it
from transforming the Internet in ways that might undermine their present chokehold on
music promotion and distribution. This small state of affairs has caused a huge clash in
the way the people of the United States feel about their freedom of free music. I believe
that mp3’s and Napster have been a gateway for introducing unknown bands and
spreading overpopulated songs to the ones who cannot buy CD’s or even get a CD
player. Napster is a device that shares, not steals. Supporting Napster is probably one of
the best things a person can do because we are fighting for the right of the freedom of
free music. There are so many bands out there that no one has even heard of. These bands
have very few ways of making them stand out above the crowd. But how can they do this
without lots of money and tons of publicity? Using Napster to spread their music is a
great approach to grab the attention of many. Once they have an mp3 out on Napster it is
just one click away before several thousand users can enjoy the music of the unknown. It
is true that there are several other methods that these bands could use to introduce
themselves to the world but why not start using a free service that millions have access
to. You know that feeling when you hear a boy-band pop song being played over and over and
over again and it makes your face just cringe? Well if you think about it, there are
little girls (even boys) out there just dying to play it over and over in their house but
they can’t because either they can’t afford it or they don’t have access
to a CD or tape player. This is not just an example for young girls idolizing over their
dream guy in a boy band, but anyone who does not have access to music but has access to a
computer. Overplayed songs are the most popular songs on Napster. The songs that reach
number one on the charts or are played again and again on the radio seem to be the most
downloaded off Napster. This service is great for those who are inopportune with this
music. Yes, this system may seem unfair to those artists creating and trying to make a
living off their music but is it not selfish to share the music with those unable to
purchase their albums. Metallica is one band involved in all this controversy against
Napster. The band Metallica has delivered the names of 335,000 people it accuses of music
piracy to the online company it says aided the theft. How is it this band that is selfish
and upset because they are not getting paid for the sharing of their music, can report
over three hundred thousand people who had no idea it was a “form” of
stealing. Stealing is a hard word to use in this case. There is a huge difference between
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