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Napster and the Stereotype The construction of Napster and its incredible popularity have changed the way many people around the world both obtain and listen to music The Napster technology is defined as a person-to-person file sharing community In other words it is a forum where any number of people can go and exchange media This technology has proved so effective with the transfer of music files that people have now begun exchanging pictures movies books and other media at Internet sites similar to Napstercom So why is this seemingly great technology under attack In the case of Napster it is being debated that the site is promoting Internet piracy The music being shared on the site is copyrighted So musicians and record labels feel that they are loosing profits because people are now able to go on the Internet and obtain their music for free The controversy over whether or not this is piracy is still ongoing The controversy over free music on the Internet has also brought with it a full attack on teenagers It is an attack on their morals intelligence and social standing among other things What this paper will try to unravel is why its teenagers being attacked and is these attacks justified in one of the largest controversies in the past decade In this day and age teenagers come under attack quite often Being a teenager myself some people would look at this paper as being biased But when are teenagers points of view looked upon as valid anyway I will say that I have tried to clear my head of the tension between teenagers and adults and write a fair paper It is however undeniable that teenagers are looked down upon in varying degrees in our society The role of the teenager has changed dramatically in the history of our civilization At one point about three hundred years ago there was not even a
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