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    Yo,
    Is Napster ever going to be deleted, I thought it was supposed to get deleted ages ago but nothing has happened. I love Napster and I hope it doesn't. How many of you use Napster?

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    Legal stuff might take quite a while
    Do you know ScourExchange?
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    I love napster too. Scour exchange just got shut down (I think volenturily)...

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    I don't really care about whether Napster will be shut down or not. I use it occasionally since CuteMX and iMesh are way better IMHO.

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    I think they signed a deal with one of the big record labels to distribute music at a fee.
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    They signed a deal with Bertlesman (SP?) to distribute music leaglly for a small financial consideration.
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    Originally posted by jumpthru
    I love napster too. Scour exchange just got shut down (I think volenturily)...
    What, ScourExchange shut down!!? Oh man! Miss it
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    I really don't know - if the record companies wise up, it will live on as a paid service.

    In some ways, though, it might be better for the MPAA and Co. to leave it the way it is: their sales are going up.

    If you make it a paid-for service, though, more people will download entire albums. IE: it'll be legitimate, and the people who still bought albums out of partial conscience (even a little), won't, because they'll already be paying for Napster.

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    Sour where going backrupt as all there backers pulled out because of the legal action.
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    Napster had a good run, but it never would have lasted. Any one like Napster with a central file server will eventually be taken down. Scour is the perfect example.

    For me, I can always get on Napster, even when it gets shut down, through Napigator. GNutella is also okay, but too many people don't share files, so there isn't a good selection.

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    Got Napigator here too. Hope it doesn't get shut down. The courts are too busy with the election crap now.

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    I just read that MyMP3.com locker storage service is back up and running. Read more at CNN.
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    Yea, I read that too. It looks cool, but when i try to 'beam' my blink 182 cd it works for a while, then says error. i think it has too do with the fact that song 3 skips. sucks that this screws it up.

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    what is MyMP3.com ? anyone wanna explain it to me. don't feel like going to the cnn site.

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    Put simply, it allows you to store music files online so you can access them/listen to them from anywhere.

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    Originally posted by Parker Trasborg
    The courts are too busy with the election muck now.
    Ha, hardly. The courts are NEVER too busy. New lawsuits everyday.

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    Even if they did delete Napster the songs I already have will still be available on my harddrive wouldn't they? This will just delete the program not the files... I hope.

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    If they shut down Napster, the program and all MP3's will remain on your hard drive, but you won't be able to connect.

    I think that there will be illegal music for a long time to come, or at least until someone can find a way keep songs from being turned into MP3s. Then someone would crack it, a new Napster would be formed, and we'd see all this mess yet again.

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    Yeah that's what I thought, this means I can play the songs that are still on my hard drive using Winamp can't I? That's ok then. I have AudioCatalyst which is a CD ripper so I can just install music from my CD's onto my hard drive.

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    There will always be tons of places to find illegal music, only until they find a way to make it so you can't burn cd's to MP3's. Then people will probably find a way around that.

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    It is impossible to stop the illegal copying of music or pictures.

    as long as the music travels through space in the form of sound waves, you can use a tape recorder to copy it. that could be a cd playing that you tape record, or anything.

    as long as a picture is shown and is viewable with our own eyes, you can use a camera to copy it. that could be a picture on a computer screen, or anything.

    smell, is on the way, along with the other sences.

    anyway, i hope that made since. as long as its phiscally accessible, then it can be copied, and can not be precented.


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