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Unformatted text preview: Ahmed Mazid Dr. Russo English 105 2 April 2010 Music-Sharing Nowadays, it is extremely easy to download free music from the internet. All someone has to do is download some peer to peer file-sharing application such as Kazaa, Edonkey, Limwire, or Bearshare, and you have unlimited access to download just about anything that you please. But the question is; should downloading music without paying for it from one of these applications be legalized? I think that it is. The first online peer to peer file-sharing application was Napster. Napster allowed people to copy music from their CDs onto their computers. They then allowed other members of Napster to download these songs onto their computers. Once this caught on, millions of people were downloading thousands of songs a day. And as you can imagine, this did not make the record companies happy with the idea that people were getting their music for free instead of buying the CD. It also caused a problem with some of the recording artists. Most notably Metallica, which later on filed a lawsuit against Napster and won. the recording artists....
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- Spring '10
- English, File sharing, Peer-to-peer, Napster, Recording artists, free music