Oversharing: How Napster Nearly Killed the Music Industry

Twenty years ago, the idea of free music was so compelling that up to 80m users downloaded Napster and broke the law. The aftershocks are still being felt today.

The Guardian
Jun 5 · 7 min read
Napster founder Shawn Fanning appears at a press conference October 31, 2000 in New York. Photo: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers

By Eamonn Forde

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