Re: Re: Re: sharing MP3's over the internet
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on September 18, 2000 at 05:53:47:
In Reply to: Re: Re: sharing MP3's over the internet posted by sonja hill on September 17, 2000 at 15:34:50:
: my name is sonja i am 14 years old ad i was banned from napster because i had one metallica song i dont even own a cd burner or know how to do that stuff i just want my napster it is fun and i am not one of the people hurting and copywriting these artist i want my mp3s back
The law is a funny thing to explain. You know you can't steal and kill. When it comes to music there are laws to protect the artists or the owners of the music.
Whether you like it or not they have rights to income from their properties. The Courts looks as if they are going to stop MP3 and Napster for what they have been doing.
What may not seem fair to you looks like it is not fair to the music people.
They too may abuse the law in other ways. If they do this they may be stopped too. That does not take away the legal right to stop MP3 and Napster.
You are limited by what your parents day or do. Your parents and you are limited by the law. There is not much you can do about it. Even before you vote you may be able to work for changes in the law.
I don't mean to be cold hearted, but I believe you are stuck.
M. Arthur Auslander
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