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LinuxToday.com.au: Linux and Napster - The Paradoxical Parallels

Aug 30, 2000, 11:09 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by BillBennett)

[ Thanks to renai43 for this link. ]

"At first sight Napster has little in common with Linux. Look below the surface and you'll find there's a deep philosophical link that goes way beyond technology and points the way to a freer, more democratic future."

"Just in case you've spent the last few months on a mission to the Gamma Quadrant, let's recap. One is an open source, Unix-style operating system for low cost computers; the other is a program for sharing music files online."

"Napster's main claim to fame is that it allows people to listen to near CD-quality music without paying. Many in the music industry argue, with some justification, that Napster encourages copyright theft. Maybe. What is beyond argument is that Napster enables copyright theft."

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