File Sharing Sites All Fall Down
“Nearly 20 million people used Morpheus in its first four months, for example, to trade music and other files for free online. But the man behind Morpheus was worried. Michael Weiss figured popularity could bring its own perils.
“Now, like Napster founder Shawn Fanning before them, Weiss and other file-sharing barons are facing their own day of reckoning after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision last summer. Over the last four months, several Napster heirs have shut down and others are contemplating what they once couldn’t abide — doing business by the entertainment industry’s rules to survive.”
Yahoo! News. File-Sharing Barons Face Day of Reckoning. Jan. 3, 2006.
Yahoo! News. Music Biz Blues: Hot New Releases Burn Out. Jan. 3, 2006.
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