October 10, 2001
File swappers awake to Napster knockoffs
Author: JT Smith
RIAA can huff and puff and will probably blow Napster down, but that hasn't stopped the public from trading music and other multimedia files on the network. A technology research company says that the use of file trading services other than Napster has risen by 492 percent since March of this year. Top two spots in the latest survey went to Napster alternatives Morpheus and the Kazaa Media Desktop; both companies are currently the latest to be sued by RIAA. Full Reuters report (at CNET News.com).