- Named after Napster, a file-sharing system that facilitated the copying of copyrighted MP3 audio files, itself named after a nickname of its creator Shawn Fanning. (Wiktionary)
“SHAWN FANNING, NAPSTER FOUNDER: We will keep fighting for Napster and for your right to share music over the Internet.”
“DAVID BOIES, NAPSTER ATTORNEY: What this means is that Napster will be able to continue to service its 20 million users until the court of appeals has made a final decision.”
“Napster: 10 today, had it survived p2pnet news view | P2P | Music: - Napster is dead.”
“This is very like how people got around filtering in Napster oh so long ago now.”
“I have tried them all and Napster is the best. — wyly”
“Napster is a descendant of the Roxio music software company that bought the name and cat logo of the pioneering file sharing service that was started by Shawn Fanning and closed by the courts in 2001.”
““Napster is a descendant of the Roxio music software company that bought the name and cat logo of the pioneering file sharing service that was started by Shawn Fanning and closed by the courts in 2001.””
“Any big media owner that wants to sue the thing out of existence, a la Napster, is too late and there is no way they could hold together a coalition like before ….”
“The name Napster originally belonged to the first widely used Internet file-sharing network, which kicked off the era of widespread digital piracy.”
“Bertelsmann AG [BMG], the company that owned the original Napster, is preparing to launch a legal peer-to-peer download service in Germany for music and movies, says BetaNews.”
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