One of the biggest arguements the creators of Napster have for keeping it aorund is that there is not money involved, unless you count money from advertisements on their website, but i dont think the even do that.

Who would be benefitting from Napsters use, the Music Industry, but lets not get into that…Napster people dont make money, how? no ads, free to use, free to trade. Im sure if they began charging, or started charging from the beginning, they would be drastically fewer people using it and switching to one of the many other means of getting mp3 over the net.


If we’re totally ignoring the advertisement revenue (some amount) and the VC money that’s already found it’s way into the pockets of those at Napster, Alan, I have a mere three letters for you:


You think they’re in this for the good of humanity?

• Posted by: Jason Levine on Aug 7, 2000, 6:12 PM
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