Heiko Recktenwald on Sun, 14 May 2000 19:06:13 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Napster Hurts Free Software


> mp3 files on Napster are not "Open Source" because they are binaries and
> because it's illegal to freely distribute and modify them. They are as
> little "Open Source" or "Free" as Warez are.

And, as far as mp3.com or other "free samples" show, they badly suck
because you must wade through a whole bunch of cookies and press some
"Play" button and get realaudio at the end, if something. I wish there
were simple mp3s anywhere, as I saw them once in corea, Miles, Chick etc,
but they were too big then.


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