November 7, 2001

File-swapping case may break new ground

Author: JT Smith

CNET: "The question isn't whether peer-to-peer or any other particular technology is good or bad," Rosen said. "The
question is...whether they'll respect what artists create just like we in the recording business respect what the
business sponsors and software developers in this audience create."

But critics of the RIAA--most specifically MusicCity's new legal team--say copyright holders can't hold software
developers and distributors responsible for how consumers use their software. MusicCity, because it doesn't operate
a central indexing server as did Napster, is basically a software distributor, they say."

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