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Napster was an online music file sharing service created by Shawn Fanning while he was attending Northeastern University in Boston and operating between June 1999 and July 2001. Its technology allowed people to easily share their MP3 files among each other, bypassing the established market for such songs and thus leading to the music industry's accusations of massive copyright violations.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napster
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1 Copyright violations Poor big business, they lost a few bucks.
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2 Never Boned Still rocks.
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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4 They lost the case You knew they would
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5 Metallica Sues Them It began the everlasting war of anti-piracy.
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1 Napster losing the case and the rampant "pay up or else" threats from RIAA and later MPAA taking it to new levels. It poured so much fuel into the fire that copyright is one of the things holding back innovation. It's ridiculous how it's gotten these days. It's used as a weapon to take down sites, sue people to oblivion, and use it as an influence so other countries can follow. For example: the U.S Government bullying other governments to follow it's footsteps or they're "siding with the enemy." Gone are the days of Napster, here are the days of The Pirate Bay/TOR/VPNs. The only argument the entertainment corps ever had was "we're losing millions!" to "these poor artists aren't going to make a dime...stop!" when by now we know we're hurting their (record label) wallets and not the artists, on a compared scale. Also, screw you Lars Ulrich. For fueling that fire because you're a pompous ass from a washed-out thrash metal band in the 80s. -- Submitted By: (Infyrin) on January 4, 2014, 2:05 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Boned when they lost the case. The party was over. On the other hand, they made a super-corrupt industry that was inundated with gangsta-rappers marketing obscenity to children, quake in their boots, and gave rise to other file sharing services with offshore servers that are not subject to US copyright laws. The industry never recovered, but I'm not sure they deserve to after the way they've been ruining music since the mid-1980s. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 11:59 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Npaster was a business joke from day one. It never produced or sold a product or service but just parasite that provided a way for others to ripoff content. -- Submitted By: (scatcatpdx) on August 16, 2010, 1:55 pm - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 The recording industry trying to shut down Napster all those years ago instead of figure out some mutually beneficial conclusion was one of the worst mistakes they ever made. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on August 11, 2010, 12:00 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Ok, I get the whole copyright deal, but the way that they (those against Napster) went about it, they make themselves look like total a**holes. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 20, 2010, 6:35 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Remember when this was a controversial topic? Oh the days of Metallica fighting Napster- classic -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on February 4, 2010, 8:03 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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