Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (5) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: Axecell One star, 50 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 919  
Subject: Re: Leave Napster Alone! Date: 10/5/2000 5:27 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
so Napster's service couldn't be fairly described as a "..device(s)/technique(s) to bypass copy protection mechanisms.."

Actually, it can be by their own definition:
Napster is a software program that allows you to find your favorite music by connecting you to the computers of millions of other users.
This was taken from their own website http://www.napster.com.

It has ALWAYS been legal for individuals to make copies of music they own. It is illegal to distribute those copies without the written permission of the copyright holder (read: the artist or artist's representative). That the music which is being shared is never "touched" by Napster is moot ... people are using their program for the purpose of distribution. What's more, this is how Napster intended their program to be used.

It's not wrong or immoral for someone to get paid for something they create. Even artists deserve bread and shelter. The internet is a great way to see and listen to new artists. Artists will always be allowed to distribute their work as they see fit. If an artist would like people to download copies of their songs, then so be it. It is up to the artist to decide how best to distribute their work ... not you.

Cheers and keep up the discussion.
-Axecell
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (5) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Foolanthropy 2014!
By working with young, first-time moms, Nurse-Family Partnership is able to truly change lives – for generations to come.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Post of the Day:
Macro Economics

Looking at Currency Ratios
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement