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Shutting Down Napster is Not the Solution Almost everyone has heard of Napster and its long debated issues of file swapping and sharing Considering Napsters short-lived existence of about a year and a half they have certainly opened many peoples eyes Some say the file swapping that Napster allows everyone to do is illegal others says its just another thing to do on the internet Napster has done much good for the internet adding one more good thing that the internet can do for us Napster has raised several intense controversial issues in the music industry of copyright infringement laws Although shutting down Napster is not the solution some agreement between the plaintiffs and Napster should come about Napster is a medium for trading andor swapping of music files over the internet Napster has about 20 million users worldwide Grimaldi Online This phenomenon called Napster has taking the entire internet by storm Just think all Napster is is a program designed by a nineteen-year-old kid a college dropout Who would have thought that it would cause so much excitement in the music industry Online Napster has allowed millions of people to be able to share their music over the internet In these millions of people trading and swapping music there have been claims of illegal acts being committed by the Napster users The creator of Napster was summoned to court on copyright infringement violations Lars Ulrich drummer for Metallic brought on this lawsuit Lars was very upset to find out the people were trading their music with out them Metallica getting paid This upset Lars and sent him on a rally to get Napster shutdown With all this commotion Napsters creator and designer was dragged into court to face copyright infringement lawsuits In Napsters defense they claim that they are not committing any illegal acts just by letting its members share files at their own will Napster is not making any
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