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Old 01-29-2001, 05:48 PM   #1
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Most of us knew it would happen eventually, yeah, you know, Napster becoming a fee-based service. Don't believe me?

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Germany's publishing powerhouse Bertelsmann said on Monday it was planning for an early summer introduction of a subscription service of Napster music downloads over the Internet.
What I want to know is if all you Napster users here will pay the small fee (I'm estimating like $4.95 a month) for the service? While I hate to give in to things like this, Napster is the most reliable and comprehensive way to get mp3s online, so I probably would pay.
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Old 01-29-2001, 06:46 PM   #2
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No way. Well, it was good while it lasted.
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Old 01-29-2001, 07:22 PM   #3
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I thought this was old news!... They announced this A LONG time ago, but I guess what IS news is when the fee will begin.

I don't get it -- Napster says they're not illegal, but making users pay is just like admiting that they are/were illegal.

I never give out my address and such over the net (although, because I often give out my name, someone who REALLY wanted to find it, could), so I won't be subscribing to it, even though I am, like Marc, a regular Napster user.
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I don't see the point of this. Only a handful of people would probably pay the fee and Napster will have to close up. Right now, Marc is the only one I know who would actually pay.
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Old 01-29-2001, 08:36 PM   #5
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I checked out the stats and 70% of 15,000 people said they would pay. I didn't know that. Everyone I asked personally said they wouldn't. Oh well, I guess I won't have any new MP3's once this goes into effect. I bet my friends will be pissed, most of them download dozens of songs/month.
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Oh well, I guess I won't have any new MP3's once this goes into effect.
...there's always Scour Exchange and other programs that are imitations of Napster, but Napster is the best and most reliable....
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At least the radio is still free. That is where I "download" all of my songs anyway.
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I don't get it -- Napster says they're not illegal, but making users pay is just like admiting that they are/were illegal.
How does this prove they are/were illegal? They are simply trying to make a profit and this is the obvious way how to.

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...there's always Scour Exchange and other programs that are imitations of Napster, but Napster is the best and most reliable....
Uh, no... Scour went out of business quite some time ago. Currently, the biggest active file-sharing network is Gnutella.
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Old 01-29-2001, 11:13 PM   #9
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How does this prove they are/were illegal? They are simply trying to make a profit and this is the obvious way how to.

Uh, no... Scour went out of business quite some time ago. Currently, the biggest active file-sharing network is Gnutella.
Right... that was the "other programs" I was thinking of -- I just couldn't remember its name!

To answer you question of "how does this prove they are/were illegal?", I refer to Napster's web site:

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Q: Why are you doing this?
A:The reasons are simple. We want to ensure the continued growth of the Napster Community and we want Napster to realize its full potential. In order to achieve these goals, we need cooperation from the major record labels, music publishers, independent labels, artists and songwriters. Up to this point, we had been unable to successfully gain cooperation from the major recording companies. Bertelsmann will help us reach an acceptable solution with the labels and publishers that will allow us to compensate artists, resolve the legal dispute and grow our service to meet the needs of our expanding user base in a manner that is consistent with Napster's values.
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Old 01-30-2001, 03:52 PM   #10
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Go to AudioGalaxy.com for free songs.
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if you're so lame as to not pay for napster, then use any of the 87982734235972842343 other sources on the internet for FREE MP3s, that the dumb-ignorant-silly RIAA isn't aware of.

Too bad for them, Napster isn't as big as everyone makes it out to be....just a name for all the other sources out there.

$4.95 a month they say, $5.00 & keep the change I say.
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Im not sure what you are saying Jake. Are you insulting us for not paying, or Napster for charging?
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Uh, no... Scour went out of business quite some time ago. Currently, the biggest active file-sharing network is Gnutella.
No Marc, Scour Exchange is still alive and well. I was there earlier today.

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Today my friends and I talked a little about Napster and some said they knew people who would steal their parents credit card just to go on Napster. I thought that was a little too extreme. Some people just can't live without Napster.
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Old 01-30-2001, 09:38 PM   #15
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No Marc, Scour Exchange is still alive and well. I was there earlier today.
No, Scour went out of business and their file-sharing network closed down (and still is). I think what you are referring to is the message on their site that "CenterSpan" bought Scour and they are trying to revive the file-sharing network again.
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