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Napster Accomplishments

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Napster is the first online file sharing of music. Without Napster, our world would be completely different. There wouldn't be any online music websites like Pandora or Spotify. Even though short-lived, Napster was an amazing accomplishment and people’s lives wouldn't be the same without it. Napster changed the internet forever. “...Napster is considered the pioneer in the music industry…”(American Broadcast Company News). This shows how important Napster was to the music industry. They were the first company ever to be able to stream music through the internet. They were the birth of the online music business. “In the year 2000, a new company called Napster created something of a music fan's utopia—a world in which nearly every song ever…show more content…
“After a string of adverse legal decisions, Napster, Inc. began its death spiral on March 6, 2001, when it began complying with a Federal court order to block the transfer of copyrighted material over its peer-to-peer network” (History.com). The death spiral of Napster happened rapidly. After Napster went out of business many websites like pandora and Spotify learned from Napster’s mistakes and got legal rights to the music but without Napster, they wouldn't be around.
Many companies followed in Napster's footsteps. “...the idea that songs could be downloaded, stored, and shared through networked computers had clearly caught on” ( Encyclopædia Britannica ). Napster created more opportunities for people to make websites like Napster. A more famous website called Pandora was founded in 2000. They, however, got the rights to play the music. Another famous website called Spotify was founded six years
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They were sued by the RIAA and by a band who was extremely famous in the 90’s called Metallica. They lost the court cases and were forced to be shut down. They were bound to fall because they did not own the legal rights to the music “After a string of adverse legal decisions, Napster, Inc. began its death spiral on March 6, 2001, when it began complying with a Federal court order to block the transfer of copyrighted material over its peer-to-peer network” (History.com). The death spiral of Napster happened rapidly. After Napster went out of business many websites like pandora and Spotify learned from Napster’s mistakes and got legal rights to the music but without Napster, they wouldn't be
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