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The Guardian (UK): Freenet takes music copyright battle to US

Aug 02, 2000, 01:27 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The London-based founder of Freenet, the software that allows digital music downloads, is setting up a new company in the US, designed to directly challenge existing copyright laws."

"Uprizer is being touted as a direct descendent of Napster, the online song-swapping company that last week lost its battle against the recording industry over alleged copyright infringement."

"Ian Clarke, the 23-year-old who set up Freenet and one of five founding partners in Uprizer, said yesterday: "We intend to stay vigorously on the right side of the law."

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