Salon: Why the music industry has nothing to celebrate
Jul 27, 2000, 07:15 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Rosenberg)
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"The music industry's spokespeople will no doubt crow in triumph
at their Wednesday victory over Napster in federal court, where
they persuaded a judge to issue a preliminary injunction
essentially forcing Napster to shut down. But in felling Napster,
the industry is digging an even deeper grave for itself."
"The record labels' only hope was to lose this court battle.
Now that they've won, they've really lost."
"To understand this paradox, you'll need to ponder with me the
implications of a front-page article in the Wall Street Journal
Wednesday. "When Its Own Artists Are Involved," the headline
declared, "Napster is No Fan of Sharing." The story tried to tar
Napster as a hypocritical company -- for on the one hand promoting
the free-for-all sharing of music files online but on the other
resorting to old-fashioned corporate bullying when it comes to
protecting its own copyrights and software code."
- Wired: Napster Ordered to Shut Down(Jul 27, 2000)
- Silicon Alley News: Judge Weighing Napster's Fate(Jul 26, 2000)
- Wall Street Journal: Napster Lays Claim to New Frontier, But It Doesn't Want Any Company(Jul 26, 2000)
- VNU Net: Creation Records founder defends Napster(Jul 24, 2000)
- Internet World: Ian Clarke may make us forget about Napster(Jul 23, 2000)
- CNET News.com: Study: Napster users buy more music(Jul 21, 2000)
- VNU Net: Napster hides behind 'home recording' law(Jul 05, 2000)
- ZDNet UK: Forget Napster, FreeNet is really scary...(Jun 01, 2000)
- E-Commerce Times: The Napster War: Piracy or Persecution?(May 25, 2000)
- IT-Director: Will the music play again for Napster?(May 24, 2000)
- MSNBC/WSJ: Linux gurus, followers differ on Napster use(May 22, 2000)