the state of file-sharing in 2002

How to survive without audiogalaxy: a guide to file-sharing alternatives

The leading clients are less user-friendly, slower, and sometimes shady. Using, and protecting yourself, from these apps takes more work and research.
Not only that…
The Wall Street Journal/MSNBC: Music labels go after song-swappers
Major music companies are preparing to mount a broad new attack on unauthorized online song-swapping. The campaign would include suits against individuals who are offering the largest troves of songs on peer-to-peer services. The suits would be part of a broader effort, including a public campaign that may feature prominent artists urging music fans to respect copyright rules.
The New York Times: Grudgingly, Music Labels Sell Their Songs Online

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