Re: Napster: thoughts and comments?

From: Gina Miller (
Date: Tue Jul 11 2000 - 20:01:26 MDT

As reported today on CNN: Napster CEO, Metallica drummer to testify on
digital music. Read the whole thing at:

I'd like to also say, that as a person who used to be in a band: Creativity
in itself, can be just as difficult work as any other sort. Meaning the
taste of a year or two sweat can become quite bitter when someone else
contributes access to your work, without your consent or collaboration. On
the other hand,
as one with great absorption of the audio environment, I still purchase
clear, crisp CD sound, as opposed to fuzzy downloads. I don't think those in
the industry are blind to the advances, I think as progress occurs it will
take some time, to evaluate how to deal with it properly. This is not just
with music, when the route at which things are being achieved, changes, or
is advancing towards change, it becomes a topic of discussion. This is due
to the fact that we as a society have to adapt to something new, that we may
have been doing a different way for many years. (i.e.. the internet, nukes,
cars, cell phones, Bill Joy-nano/AI- cryo, blah, blah blah) This is all part
of the process, I am not shocked.
Gina "Nanogirl" Miller
Nanotechnology Industries

> The archives of this list contain many discussions about how artists
> make money in a world without copyrights. It never ceases to amaze me
> that people who claim to be creative have such a pathetic lack of
> imagination for business models, blindly assuming that the standard
> old method of selling recordings is all there is.
> You can also check out the archives of the Freenet project for more
> discussions about the topic (
> --
> Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
> "All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past,
> are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified
> for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC

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