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Napsternomics: The Pop Solution to Downloading

Eric Weisbard, The Village Voice, 2 August 2000

HERE'S THE smallest of Napster's ironies: the service shut down last week by Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, then granted a stay of execution by the Ninth Circuit, has 20 million users and is projected to have 75 million by year's end, but remains a beta version – an imperfect prototype.

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