I need some help on my paper about RIAA and online music sharing

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jrthebassguy, May 13, 2003.

  1. Hey guys. I'm doing a paper on the RIAA and their war against online music sharing. I already have most info I need, but there are a few things I need to know.

    The RIAA imposed a levy on CD-Rs, correct? How much is this? Source?

    Napster was the first to bring music sharing to mass public, but where they they the first ever?

    Any/all info on the subject is very much appreciated. Personal opinions on online sharing are also welcome.
  2. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    They were not the first ever.

    There were many semi-secret ways of sharing, but the files were HUGE.

    Then MP3's came along and boom. there was napster.
  3. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    IRC and Hotline were two notorius file sharing programs, that shared in all commodities.

    they are both still up and running, and obviously since .mp3s have had a boom in tradable items.
  4. darkspec


    Jan 2, 2003
    Cleveland Ohio
    ummm, warez mp3 trading had been along for a long time. Napster just popularized it.
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    yup napster started the revolution, that lead to where we are now, with kazaa, and gnutella, and acquisition, and all that gunk.