LA Times: Let's Give a Toast to Prohibition, Circa 2000
Jul 31, 2000, 08:43 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wayne Overbeck)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
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"The excesses of copyright law were never better illustrated
than by U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel's ruling last week
on Napster, the music-swapping Internet service."
"The Napster case is only the latest example of a troubling
trend: The hijacking of copyright law by vested interests to the
detriment of the general public."
"For that matter, the thriving creativity on the Internet,
flourishing in a culture dominated by principles of free sharing,
calls into question the basic constitutional rationale for having
copyright laws. Do these laws really 'promote the progress of
science and useful arts,' or do they sometimes hinder progress?
Did copyright laws motivate the thousands of computer
enthusiasts who shared in developing the open-source Linux
operating system? Did these laws motivate the young people who have
written so much freeware in recent years?"
- SJ Mercury/Reuters: Napster legal scrap could backfire on record Industry(Jul 30, 2000)
- Eric Raymond: Two Faces and Big Lies(Jul 30, 2000)
- Freshmeat: The World Free Web(Jul 30, 2000)
- InternetNews.com: Upstarts Gunning for Napster(Jul 30, 2000)
- ISP-Planet: Has the RIAA Made the Internet Illegal?(Jul 30, 2000)
- Wired: Napster Gets Stay of Execution(Jul 28, 2000)
- NY Times: For Many Online Music Fans, Court Ruling Is Call to Arms(Jul 28, 2000)
- osOpinion: RIAA and Napster: A study in failed strategic thinking(Jul 28, 2000)
- InternetNews.com: Napster Files Appeal(Jul 27, 2000)
- LinuxPlanet: Editor's Note: Why Are We Defending Napster?(Jul 27, 2000)
- Salon: Why the music industry has nothing to celebrate(Jul 27, 2000)
- Wired: Napster Ordered to Shut Down(Jul 27, 2000)