March 2, 2001

Napster clone's curious terms

Author: JT Smith

File-trading network Aimster is using an unusual shield to protect its users from snooping: copyright law sponsored by the recording industry. The new TOS agreement requires users to store files to designated folders on their hard drives, which are then made available to other users on the Aimster network to download. However, by terms of the contract, users agree not to actually open the files they download. Full story at Wired News.
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