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Feb 03, 2000, 16:27 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Courtney Macavinta)

"A sort of 'free Napster' movement is surfacing to counter efforts by record companies and universities to quash access to the software, which lets online users swap digital music tracks.

The Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) beef with Napster is that it could create a black market for illegal copies of digital music; the organization is suing to shut Napster down.

Universities, on the other hand, started barring students--arguably the most active digital music collectors--from using college networks to tap Napster on the grounds that the program was a bandwidth hog."

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