Purdue Arrow
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Napster Shutting Down

Thu Jul 27, 2000 3:30 pm

For any users who haven't heard, a federal judge ordered Napster to shut down by midnight (PST) Friday night. They will be appealing, and hopefully will be able to wait until the case is fully decided before they have to shut down, but if you want to get any music from them, you might want to hurry up and get it before it's too late.
 
American_4275
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RE: Napster Shutting Down

Thu Jul 27, 2000 11:51 pm

I only have a couple words to say.

This sucks. I mean really. It does! I don't know what i'm going to do about getting my mp3's!


It's a sad day,

American_4275
 
killjoy
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Baasssttaaaaaarrrddsssss...

Thu Jul 27, 2000 11:58 pm

Damn it! Napster was the reason I got a Zip-drive (my school has a high-speed connection). Napster was the reason I got an ISDN-line (School's not open during summer   ). Napster was the reason I almost got banned from using the school's computers.

And now they're shutting it down!

Waaaaaaaaaaah.
 
mls515
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RE: Napster Shutting Down

Fri Jul 28, 2000 12:14 am

If every napster user chipped in USD $1.00, that'd be plenty of money to bribe the court  !
 
n4khgirl
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RE: Napster Shutting Down

Fri Jul 28, 2000 12:57 am

You will still be able to get on napster tho.. If you go to www.ruddonline.com and get the napigator program... i hardly ever log onto the napster network anymore, i just get on2 other people's networks.. it's pretty cool.. it's a little slower, but it works!!

~*Camille*~
 
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RE: Napster Shutting Down

Fri Jul 28, 2000 1:34 am

I think its a bunch of bullshit, Napster kicks ass, and the government needs to shut their mouth.

SKYTEAM
 
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RE: Napster Shutting Down

Fri Jul 28, 2000 2:35 am

well, it was fun while it lasted...got most of the songs I wanted (occupied about half of my 30 GB Hard Drive )...try gnutella.  
 
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RE: Napster Shutting Down

Fri Jul 28, 2000 5:36 am

Sad day...Napster is the reason why I need a new computer (all of my hard drives are full of songs!). My DSL will only be good for the internet now...:-(

Can anyone help me out with Gnutella? I read a little about it in Fortune or Forbes (don't remember)?

Thanks!

F L Y

 
Matt D
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RE: Napster Shutting Down

Fri Jul 28, 2000 9:30 am

Maybe if so many of you weren't so cheap and adamant about not buying CD's, Napster might still be around.
But because of your cheapness, rebellion, or whatever inner force drives you, you had to take a good thing, over-do it, and kill it, instead of using a little moderation.

Now before some of you go calling me a hypocrite (indeed I do have a CD-R, 2 cassette decks and 3 reel to reels, and do lots of recording), I own some 500 CD's and have paid for every one.
 
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RE: Napster Shutting Down

Fri Jul 28, 2000 10:16 am

It's not like the record companies aren't profiting. They're just greedy bastards. They're not struggling to make a profit, they already do that by exploiting (scary..I sound like a Marxist) fans and artists. They think they'd be getting more profit if Napster wasn't around.
 
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RE: Napster Shutting Down

Fri Jul 28, 2000 12:14 pm

Well that sucks, well not really since I am not longer on the school's ethernet it does not really matter. But before Napster existed I managed to get around a gig of MP3's off of the Rescomp network at school... and through using Audiofind, Scour, and much later Napster i managed to clog up about 3 gigs of hard disk space. But look at it this way a lot of networks were going to block napster b/c it seriously used up a lot of bandwidth. For example here at UofA from my freshman year (2 yrs ago) to my sophmore year the network got so blocked up b/c about 40% out the traffic was outgoing... and technically Napster makes your computer a server which is against most schools RESCOMP policies. Plus most people don't know how to use their computers and think they have exited Napster by clicking on the little "X" but low and behold it is still sitting in the system tray serving MP3's off your comp. Its bad that it is going. But just as an interesting sidebar the music industry has been horrible when it comes to adpating to new technologies... they hated radio and it took 20 years till the 1950s that they embraced the technology. Go figure.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
 
n4khgirl
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RE: Napster Shutting Down

Fri Jul 28, 2000 12:49 pm

Where can i get this Gnutella program?

Thx
Camille
 
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RE: Gnutella

Fri Jul 28, 2000 1:35 pm

http://gnutella.wego.com
 
Purdue Arrow
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RE: Napster Shutting Down

Fri Jul 28, 2000 1:35 pm

Matt D - Are you aware that CD sales have actually increased since Napster was introduced? While many people just copy music and listen to it, others use it to preview an artist before committing to a $15 purchase. Besides, as far as I can tell, Napster is protected from federal copyright laws because they don't sell any pirated music; they simply provide a forum for private citizens to transfer files between computers for non-commercial purposes.

DesertJets - A lot of school seem to have banned the use of Napster over their networks. Fortunately for me, Purdue has the technological capability to allow us to continue to use the system without limits, so I got about 4 gigs of music during the last 2 weeks of school.
 
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The Bandwidth Debate

Fri Jul 28, 2000 2:30 pm

I have no doubt that the University of Arizona network has enough capacity to handle all of this traffic. But the issue was, at least on the rescomp network was that a large portion of the traffic, about 40%, was outgoing. Also it could be against RESCOMP policy... you are not allowed to use your computer as a server on the RESCOMP network, and effectively Napster does this. So for various reasons other than copyright violation they have a legitimate reason for possibly banning Napster... they also from upon all night marathons of Quake and Starcraft over the LAN b/c it eats up bandwidth.

As an observation me and many others have made is that download speeds have been effected. Sometimes the network crawls down the 20-40 kb/sec when before napster was around pulling 100+ kb/sec was not uncommon. So what the folks over in CCIT (where one of the network clusters is located) is that there has been some network degradation (the 40% outgoing traffic from the dorms). Obviously on the campus of a major research university certain activities that eat up bandwidth are more important and critical than undergrads in the dorms downloading the latest music.

but then I don't think the Courts and the Record industry is founded in its attack on Napster either.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
 
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RE: Napster Shutting Down

Fri Jul 28, 2000 3:42 pm

I read in the Exponent (Purdue student paper) that several midwestern universities cited lack of bandwidth as the reason that they blocked Naster access. To be honest, I have only the vaguest idea of how a lot of this stuff works, but I know that, when I started using Napster in late April, we were still getting those great 100+kb/sec speeds. I made several trips to the University computer labs to use their high speed access to fill my Zip discs because my dial up connection at my apartment (off-campus) was horridly slow at getting the music.

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