"A few months ago, Chad Paulson sounded like a de facto
spokesman for Napster, when he spearheaded a national crusade to
get the wildly popular MP3 music-swapping software back on college
campuses after many administrations banned the bandwidth-greedy
"Now, in the latest sign of an emerging backlash against the
controversial software, the Indiana University sophomore who
founded the Napster-supporting Students Against University
Censorship (SAUC) has swapped his allegiance."
"On Friday, Paulson posted an open letter to Napster challenging
the company to "take a stand on piracy." Napster employees "neither
protect, nor crack down on their user base, and therefore they have
gotten away with being the cozy middleman for almost a year now,"
he wrote. "In doing so, Napster is giving the MP3 format a bad
name." Paulson insists that the company's goal should be to promote
new artists, not make it easy for people to pirate copyrighted
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