To the musicians, the napster co-founders were outright thieves, providing an avenue to steal music without paying a dime for it.
Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning changed the music industry forever with napster.
Because of napster, and all the other file-sharing services we used, we stopped punching each other so much.
So when I first heard about napster, I thought it was something for computer nerds.
The music industry responded [to napster] with a hysterical-sounding campaign, and then it started criminalizing and suing kids.
The RIAA would have been fools not to have brought that initial lawsuit against napster.
You two are both famed “disruptors” for shaking up the music industry with napster.
Just think of napster and all the lawsuits—and new laws—aimed at stopping kids from downloading music.
But 15 years after napster, we are still in the Dark Ages of online music.
To talk about napster now feels like a shameful confessional to illicit, youthful activities.