>From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Napster is not in violation of copyright law because it does not itself
>in the distribution of MP3 tracks for profit, it produces software that
>people to trade MP3 tracks, with NO method of exchanging any payment for
>trade of MP3 files. Napster software users MIGHT be in violation of
>they are charging a fee for the distribution of MP3 files via the Napster
>software, which Metallica and the rest of the recording industry has not
>able to prove.
Profit is not the determining factor anymore. That used to be the case, but
the RIAA had that "profit" loop-hole closed with the enactment of the NET
Act. Now, regardless of whether you are doing it for profit, if you copy a
copyrighted work without permission from the copyright holder, you are a
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