Friday, December 03, 2004

The New York Times > Business > Media & Advertising > Music Industry Turns to Napster Creator for Help

The New York Times > Business > Media & Advertising > Music Industry Turns to Napster Creator for Help: "As a teenager, Shawn Fanning brought free music to the masses, creating the Napster file-swapping program and unleashing a technological genie that granted the wishes of fans seeking virtually any song at any time - gratis. Now, the recording industry is turning to the college dropout turned cult hero, with dreams of putting the genie back in its bottle.
The major record corporations, who accused Mr. Fanning's Napster of ravaging CD sales and weakening the underpinnings of the industry, now say that a licensed file-sharing system could bolster their position in their legal fight against piracy as well as increase digital music sales."

This is turning into a seriously weird day...
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