Napster: We're Completely Legal
from the hmmmm... dept
Napster’s new lawyer/VC/CEO has made a statement trying to show that what they’re doing is actually legal; that transferring and sharing music online does not break any laws. Personally, I agree with him, and I think it’s pretty daring of him to take such a stance. However, the reality is that such a position is not likely to work. It’s made especially worse by internal emails within Napster admitting that they are facilitating the illegal trade of music and trying to bring down the record industry. Of course, people will overreact to that statement as well. There’s nothing illegal about trying to build a new industry that obsoletes an old one.