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Napster

  • By: Chris Nelson
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

While the final verdict on Napster's impact has yet to be rendered, the music file-sharing service is universally recognized for launching peer-to-peer networking into the mainstream. While its foes in the music industry claim that Napster facilitated Internet piracy on a ...

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