Re: [rumori] more on metallica and napster

Steev Hise (
Thu, 4 May 2000 08:47:36 -0700 (PDT)

Thu, 4 May 2000 found writing:

>Stupid question: What the point of identifying individuals? Are they really
>forming a list of people's names as part of their suit?

no, it's just a publicity stunt on metallica's part, and an attempt by
napster to appease metallica. napster said it would block the people that
metallica could prove were offering metallica tracks. that's all.

>Steev, isn't this shareware? Aren't files "shared" (NPI) with Napster?
>Technically, Napster isn't selling recordings.

no, they don't. i'm not sure what their revenue stream is, probably
advertising. but in any case like i said in my last email, they're doing
this for money, not out of a kind impulse to help people "share".


Steev Hise, Head Chump
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