Tuesday, September 14, 2004

SIDESTEPPING THE RIAA: The answer to all, some, or fewer of your online music worries could be here, in the form of Grouper. It's another peer-to-peer network, which allows file sharing, but with a difference. First, it only allows sharing between friends; secondly, and most importantly as far as copyright law goes, you don't download nuffink - you listen to streams of your friend's music. Of course, record labels will still froth and foam - they always do - but even they might decide that something analoguous to listening to your mates play records in their house rather than having them burn you a CD might be worth supporting rather than trying to kill off.

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