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Old 05-13-2000, 05:54 PM
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Default What do you think of Napster?

Just wondering what the general concensus is about napster/macster and free music downloads ect?
I was against it at first but ......... what the hell, free is free. I've spent my "unfair" share on CD's over the years.

Any opinions?
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Old 05-14-2000, 07:49 AM
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Default Re: What do you think of Napster?

It's a cool, simple, easy to use, and completely criminal way to download a variety of music.

In the long run does it hurt or encourage legitimate sales of music? Probably both.

It's generated alot of free publicity for Lars and Metallica.

Can it be stopped? Kinda hard to stuff the Genie back in the bottle, but the labels ought to be able to figure out a way to use it as a revenue stream for single sales of older catalog stuff.
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Old 05-14-2000, 08:23 AM
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Default Re: What do you think of Napster?

Although for the life of me I don't see what this has to do with Protools Troubleshooting MacOS....
(oh yeah, it sucks)
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Old 05-15-2000, 12:21 AM
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Default Re: What do you think of Napster?

I published a rant on this recently - it spells the death-knoll of our industry as we know it - if anyone wants it email me.

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Old 05-15-2000, 05:37 AM
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We are doomed!

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Old 05-15-2000, 08:51 AM
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Default Re: What do you think of Napster?

well if the average joe cant hear the difference between an mp3 and a good sounding cd version of the same song, why are we messing with 10,000 dollar equipment. lets all record on 4track cassette machine, hmmm... theres an idea. no more dae errors...
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Old 05-15-2000, 09:45 PM
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Default Re: What do you think of Napster?

All the record industry has to do
to nip this problem in the butt is to
drastically drop CD prices. Greed will
be the only major obstacle from saving
this industry,as the way we know it.
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Old 05-16-2000, 04:53 AM
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The long legacy of music biz greed is what fuels 'rebels' to continue breaking copywright laws.
Brandy and cigars for those who have made their money, chaos and a fight for survival for the rest of us.

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Old 05-16-2000, 11:12 AM
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Default Re: What do you think of Napster?

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">quote:<HR>Originally posted by Eric.D:
All the record industry has to do
to nip this problem in the butt is to
drastically drop CD prices.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

yeah, that and get their head out of their collective ass long enough to realize that downloadable music is a product that can potentially make them a ton of money if they're smart about it. But they won't be smart about it, so I don't know why I even bother...

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Old 05-17-2000, 06:13 PM
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Default Re: What do you think of Napster?

Personally I like it. If i need a quick hook of a song not in house most times i can find it. My question is this though. If I have an album from 20 years ago and would like to put on cd, if I find a a good 256k/320k rate mp3 and want to burn is that legal? What is the difference whether I choose to clean up my album spending hours on it or finding it off the net. Did I not purchase the use of that song as long as it is for personal use?

Unless of course it is the Steely Dan Remasters , then I'll go buy them!

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