Napster Analysis

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Napster

Treble in the Music Industry
Close to four months ago, when I heard the word ‘Napster' I thought it was a new phrase
for telling people they had nappy hair. I had no idea what it was, but yet I heard
everyone around me talking about it, so I surfed on the internet and decided to check it
out. I went ahead and downloaded it the program, not knowing four months from now Napster
would have a tremendous influence and impact in the music industry, changing the way we
view music forever.

First of all, what is Napster? Napster is a program created by Shawn Fanning, an 18 year
old ‘inarticulate' teenager, who was frustrated trying to find good music on the
internet ,and how so many of the pointers on the websites offering current music seem to
only led to dead ends.it is a program enabling users to "transfer music files directly
without going through a centralized file server or middle man." (Greenfield 1), Napster is
program that freed a vast library of copyrighted music, turning the music industry on its
head.

For obvious reasons, recording artists as well as record companies are in opposition to
napster, which are the loss in profit and sales and piracy issues that deal with copyright
regulation and code. As Greenfield states, " Napster has forced the record companies to
rethink their business models and record company lawers and recording artists to defend
their intellectual property." Changing the way the record companies have been operating
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