MassMediaChap3 - Intro to Mass Media Chapter 3 Sound...

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Intro to Mass Media - 9/13/06 Chapter 3 -- Sound Recording and Popular Music - The Marriage of Technology and Popular Culture I. NAPSTER: Opening Pandora's Box A. June 1999 -- Northeastern University student Shawn Fanning, wanting an easier way to find and trade music online, launches NAPSTER. B. How did it work? 1. Every computer becomes a small file server. 2. All Napster users are linked in a hige virtual music community. 3. The program scanned each users hard drive to identify all MP3 files. 4. Files names were sent to the central Napster server, anyone searching for a particular song or band would connect with other users offering such songs for a download. C. Napster Fallout 1. Because it did not host music, Napster felt it was absolved from any copyright litigation. It was wrong. 2. February 12, 2001 -- An appellate court upheld a lower court ruling that Napster should be liable for copyright infringement. 3. The court held that using Napster to get something for free that people would
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course RIM 3000 taught by Professor Dougan during the Fall '08 term at Middle Tennessee State University.

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