March 9, 2001

Journalists see Napster as research tool

Author: JT Smith

From a San Fransisco Chronicle column: "If a reporter is covering a story about shoplifting, is it all
right for that reporter to pilfer a pair of shoes from Nordstrom?
Of course not. Why, then, is it so common for reporters covering
the Napster case to download copyrighted music, an act the
recording industry contends is illegal?"
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