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Napster Quotes


"Napster works because people who love music share and participate." - Shawn Fanning

"Napster was predicating its business model on violation of copyright." - Dan Farmer

"I have a very difficult time getting the Napster world." - Jeffrey Katzenberg

"I think Sean Parker damaged the music business with Napster." - Curtis Jackson

"Napster hijacked our music without asking. They never sought our permission. Our catalog of music simply became available as free downloads on the Napster system." - Lars Ulrich

"Oh the new album? You can just download it off Napster or Limewire.. I don't mind." - Lars Ulrich

"Ever since Napster I've dreamt of building a product similar to Spotify." - Sean Parker

"I hate to say Napster kind of killed our business, but what can I tell ya?" - Frank Stallone

"This kid came up with Napster, and before that, none of us thought of content protection." - Morgan Freeman

"Napster is a consumer revolt. Napster is about my right to have this music and to share if I've paid for it. You know, so we start to see our decisions, our opportunities, our every choice is a consumer choice." - Douglas Rushkoff

"Back before Napster and Spotify, we toured to promote record sales. Now we make records to promote tour dates." - James McMurtry

"I challenge record companies to show me evidence of a single penny they've lost due to Napster." - Dave Rowntree

"I've never supported this concept of going after Napster. I think the rock bands who fought this were wrong." - Michael Moore

"The business model of Linux distribution is broken; it's like the business model of the dotcoms. Running your company on Linux is like running your company on Napster." - Darl McBride

"Napster was a black market for music. Ninety-nine per cent of the music that people were downloading was illegal because they didn't have the rights for it." - Chad Hurley

"I think it's pretty obvious to most people that Napster is not media specific, but I could see a system like Napster evolving into something that allows users to locate and retrieve different types of data other than just MP3s or audio files." - Shawn Fanning

"I think the fact that Napster is stealing recorded music is something that we have to stop. It's taking money out of my kid's mouth. That's the way I look at it. It's wrong. It's inherently wrong. It's stealing." - Art Alexakis

"Napster has pointed the way for a new direction for music distribution, and we believe it will form the basis of important and exciting new business models for the future of the music industry." - Barry Diller

"Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and political imagination for all of our people. The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster." - Al Gore

"I think that the most beautiful thing lately hasn't been in hardware or software per se but collaboration - the idea behind Napster, which uses the distributed power of the Internet as its engine." - Steven Levy

"When you think of Napster, you think of music. But the first thing that struck me was that this was an important case not only for the music industry but for the whole Internet." - David Boies

"Napster is essentially using the music to make money for themselves and that's the part that's both morally and legally wrong. That I think is more relevant than whether or not I'm losing money." - Hilary Rosen

"With Napster and the sharing of music, of course, there are going to be people who exploit it. Greed has no end. But there's a lot of good that could happen. We shouldn't let the economic concerns of the major labels infringe on our freedom to share music." - Ian Mackaye

"Napster is great so long as they put out tracks on there that have been officially released. I don't really mind people downloading my music; I also see it as a compliment. And if you are a real music lover, you want to have the original CD anyway 'cause then you feel more connected to the artist." - Tiesto

"It's a radical time for musicians, a really revolutionary time, and I believe revolutions like Napster are a lot more fun than cash, which by the way we don't have at major labels anyway, so we might as well get with it and get in the game." - Courtney Love

"When you think about the guys who started Twitter, and the Google guys, and the Facebook guys and the Napster guys, and the Microsoft guys, and the Dell guys and the Instagram guys, it's all guys. The girls, they're being left behind." - William

"I think music should be free. I think all communication should be free. I think people should respect artists, and there should be a certain respect for artists who give their music away for free. If your music winds up on Napster and you approve of it, then the person downloading your music should at least go to your concert, should at least purchase your songs." - KRS-One