Napster: Infinite Digital Jukebox or Pirate Bazaar

Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy, No. 98, pp. 27-38, February 2001

12 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2004

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Matthew Rimmer

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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

Suggested Citation

Rimmer, Matthew, Napster: Infinite Digital Jukebox or Pirate Bazaar. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy, No. 98, pp. 27-38, February 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=600825

Matthew Rimmer (Contact Author)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) ( email )

Level 4, C Block Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane, Queensland QLD 4000
Australia

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