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Bertelsmann Looking At Pulling Plug On Napster 143

azaroth42 writes "The end of Napster has finally come according to the Guardian as German group Bertelsmann pull the plug on the already 'past its use by date' music service. And the same story on CNN."
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Bertelsmann Looking At Pulling Plug On Napster

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  • Re:this is news? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by blixel ( 158224 ) on Monday September 02, 2002 @10:31AM (#4183791)
    I think most Metallica fans became "former" the day the Load album was released. They haven't made a good album since the black album and even that was tame compared to their older stuff.

    Agreed... The black album was still pretty good but just wasn't the same as the older stuff. Personally I liked "...and justice for all" the best, even more so than their albums when Cliff Burton was their bassist.

    But I think most Metallica fans became "former" the day Lars decided to become the spokesperson against Napster. I mean come on dude... Go watch some of the old Metallica documentries where Lars himself was advocating how great it was in the old days when Metallica fans were ILLEGALLY swapping Metallica tapes amongst themselves. My, how we've changed our tune. (No pun intended.) It was OK then because no one knew who Metallica was and they were spreading the music, thus creating a larger fan base. But now that they are established and each band member has 60 million dollars each, it's not so great any more? What a hypocrit!
  • Question (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Mr_Silver ( 213637 ) on Monday September 02, 2002 @11:49AM (#4184124)
    Now Napster is (or was for a long time) dead, and audiogalaxy has gone to a land far far away ...

    What else can I use to download MP3's? I'm not really interested in a multiple media job, just straight MP3's.

    I did try WinMX but found it sucked, you had to queue for everything and the interface was horrible.

    Any suggestions? I'm rapidily finding it more and more difficult to try tracks before I buy albums.

  • Re:60 million users (Score:2, Interesting)

    by larry bagina ( 561269 ) on Monday September 02, 2002 @12:37PM (#4184364) Journal
    60 million users who don't want to pay for anything. The companies that would have killed for that all went bankrupt when the VC was spent.

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