Victory Eludes Legal Fight Over File Swapping

Garrity, Brian
April 2002
Billboard;4/13/2002, Vol. 114 Issue 15, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the proliferation of digital music file swapping sites on the Internet, despite legal challenges to the practice by the sound recording industry. Difficulty of stopping this practice; Details of litigation involving such services as Napster and Aimster; Effectiveness of litigating against users of these services; Legislative support for ending this practice in the United States; Legal implications for business involved in these services; Distrust between record labels and artists.


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