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Napster: Infinite Digital Jukebox or Pirate Bazaar?
Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy (2001)
  • Matthew Rimmer, Australian National University College of Law
Abstract
This paper considers the copyright litigation over the file-sharing program, Napster. The first section examines the culture of collecting at work in Napster. The next part examines the litigation by the major record companies and Metallica against Napster. The final section considers the future of file-sharing, looking at alternatives to Napster, such as Filetopia, Freenet, Gnutella, MP3board.com and streaming media.
Keywords
  • Copyright Law,
  • Internet Cultures,
  • MP files,
  • Peer to Peer Networks,
  • Infinite Digital Jukebox,
  • the Pirate Bazaar,
  • Metallica,
  • RIAA,
  • Napster,
  • Freenet,
  • Gnutella,
  • MP3.board.com.
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Publication Date
February 1, 2001
Citation Information
Matthew Rimmer. "Napster: Infinite Digital Jukebox or Pirate Bazaar?" Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy Vol. 98 (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/matthew_rimmer/38/