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Comment: Relevant comments from Metallica's chat last night (Score 2) 772

by KentR (#1094669) Attached to: Shut Down Metallica, Not Napster
I participated in last night's chat, although they didn't answer any of my questions (The moderator liked picking easy ones). Metallica's view of the situation, or at least the impression they are trying to get us to believe, is that they only gave the list to Napster to prove how common their files are on the service. They said they have no intention of going after these fans, whatever their intentions may be. More disturbingly, their idea of an ideal resolution to the situation is to shut down Napster permanently. Despite the fact that they acknowledge bootlegging as an acceptable practice, they don't want us to have the option of trading even legal files over Napster.

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