Don't get me wrong, I  JUL 27 2000

Don't get me wrong, I like Napster, but whatever happens in the RIAA's suit against them doesn't have much of a bearing on me or anyone else who uses the software. People can already use Scour or Gnutella or a generic Napster client that works with OpenNap to find their favorite MP3s....nobody needs Napster. The RIAA can't go after all of them....when they shut one down, another one will spring up. With Gnutella, there's not even a company or group to go after...it's just out there and the architecture is distributed, meaning that there's no service to shut down. What Napster hath wrought is here to stay.

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