Re: [rumori] Napster Nuggets

From: Vicki Bennett (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 02:02:54 PDT

Oh shit, sorry - I wrote this and then deleted it and then wrote the next
one when I saw that it had already been answered but I didn't delete
errrrrrrrr sorry, bit of excessive cut and paste went on there, full stop.

>You are given the option to search through all the folders in your drive,
>which Napster helpfully defaults to sharing. It is up to you to go to your
>preferences and untick the boxes for shared files (which is very easy but
>you can easily forget). It automatically ticks winamp and musicmatch. So
>I'd say that the "mic in track..." files were not meant to be shared. The
>people just forgot. Downloaded some last night and most are really the
>most terrible guitar playing and wailing. And some AWWWFUL bits of
>classical music with a drum and bass beat kicking in after a minute of
>downloading! Found one good one though - a band practice that was about to
>start... a bit of pottering around and then they leave the room (you hear
>the door) and then you hear their parrot squawking!
>>so are people purposely sharing these Nuggets or is Napster/Windows
>>different in that it will force you to share any mp3 on your drive?
>>i ask from an artistic viewpoint since whether or not people are purposely
>>making these files public alters the context of appropriation.
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