U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

If U.S. representative Rick Boucher has his way, services like MP3.com's My.MP3.com will be legally untouchable. Boucher, a Democrat from Virginia, on Monday introduced in the House of Representatives a bill called the Music Owners' Listening Rights Act (H.R. 5225) that would amend the copyright section of U.S. law so that consumers can store music libraries on remote computers and listen to music over the Internet -- provided that the user proves they legally own the music they want to hear.

In introducing the bill on the House floor, Boucher said that such a law was necessary to address "the growing chasm between new technology and old laws. We believe that the technology which gives rise to this new convenience should be encouraged," Boucher said, "and our legislation will remove legacy copyright restrictions which were written for a different era and that threaten to strangle the technology in its infancy."

The amendment seems aimed specifically at legalizing My.MP3.com, the remote listening service offered by MP3.com, which has been the source of persistent legal troubles for the company. My.MP3.com allows users to create a music library housed at MP3.com's servers by inserting CDs into their computers and accessing MP3.com's Web site. The company then verifies that the CD is in the drive and makes the songs on the disc available to the user from any computer with an Internet connection.

It is unlikely that the issue will be resolved during this congressional term, which is scheduled to end in early October. However, when Congress reconvenes in late January, Internet issues, including the copyright concerns raised by services such as Napster Inc. and MP3.com, seem sure to be hot topics.

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U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

Same damn thing as NAPSTER only this one is being backed by a politician. Whats gonna prevent me from telling my friends 'Yeah i have that song on My.MP3.com' if ya wanna listen to it here's my pass. "DUH!" This shit has to STOP!! LONG LIVE NAPSTER!! HACK THE PLANET!!!

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

This is bullshit, it don't affect me cos I live in the UK. Sure, MP3 is illigal but there ain't nobody tryin to track me down. PS could Napster users lighten up a bit and share the music especially if they have a fast connectionDon't try and look up my username cos u wont find anythin

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

**** those who want to bring us down!****'em all!Hey everybody, let's share even more mp3's!Let's make them ****ed up!Long Life for NAPSTER! Mp3's isn't illegal!They're trying to stop us but they can't do it cos we're too strong!MP3 FOREVER!!!!!Ah..Ah...AH...Ah

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

NAPSTERS KICKS @ZZ ANd I have been trading mp3's for at least 5 years. The thing with napster is it made it extremely easy even for the retards at mettalica to access it and the music industry. Before NAPSTER any body who didnt spend more then 10 hours a week on the computer didnt use mp3's. If napster gets shut down then there will just be more cd ripz into mp3's and Im sure the industry of music will feel the heat. We will just go back to the good ole FTPZ and F**K the stingy music industry.

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

NAPSTERS KICKS @ZZ ANd I have been trading mp3's for at least 5 years. The thing with napster is it made it extremely easy even for the retards at mettalica to access it and the music industry. Before NAPSTER any body who didnt spend more then 10 hours a week on the computer didnt use mp3's. If napster gets shut down then there will just be more cd ripz into mp3's and Im sure the industry of music will feel the heat. We will just go back to the good ole FTPZ and F**K the stingy music industry.

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

First of all **** the RIAA and all the stupid assholes who wants to stop Napster !! If Napster dies there will be allways Napster clones and many other ways to get free mp3 music !!Free MP3'z will never die !!

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

We all know that we will be able to get mp3's even if napster gets shut down but it makes it harder to get them which is what they are aiming for. Its like when you lock you house up when you go out so no one can just walk it. They have to break in and depending on how well your house is protected they might just give up.Seee if napster dies, so many people won't be downloading mp3's because its not easy anymore and thats what they want

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

Unvoluntary free goods represents supression of private property of your own creations. Napster and the black market of MP3s means the beginning of a collectivist and absolute slavery, with just one difference: Now we change socialism by anarchism.Finally we will got all the music in the world. Everybody will be equally listened by everybody, and like hippie-art everything in future will be shit, even more than today.Good way, become the public a giant parasite and destroy the Bell Curve.From here (Praga) we can see the future for U.S.A. without republicans and conservatives in gobvernment.

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

Im sick of hearing this bullshit MP3 shit Just get the **** over it WE HAVE MURGED INTO COMPUTER AGE STUPID ASS MUSIC ARTISTS....I hate you fucckers who think that downloading Mp3's is bad....what makes me even more pissed off is that now that its more common and actually damaging sells on recording companies they decide to take action unlike when the wav came out and that just later formed into mp to mp2 to mp3gay metallica--->trys to kill napster--->fails-->me happy--->that's all i got to say OK NIGGGERS! Adios! ---------jiNNSToRM-----

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

All of you live enjoying the pop and rock music (Madonna, Metallica, etc.) so much that you pay in exchange of that. Now you say that all the music is shit, but you don't stop to use that shit called Napster for rob THAT "hated" music that you never create.The morality doesn't feel good, isn't? Oh, what a problem!All of you sucks.

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

What is the ****ing big deal!?To me MP3's just 'promote' the artista & albums, anyone who really likes a CD will go out and buy it.Stupid move on the 'greedy' music companies and artists if you ask me.

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

We-The Hackers Live In The Underground,And We Don't Like Any Site That Doesn't Support MP3!!!Someday We Will Control And We Will Allow MP3 At Sites And CD'S! HAHAHAHAH!!!From The "Hacker Master""Hacker Code: 7743ybbn-29w2786-fjvcnujrejfd8-fi833705872=98=gvsf3-0gg948gkvkepgfob,k" !!!END!!!Hackers Rules!!!!

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

How stupid are record companies. MP3 is here its not going to go away so why don't they use it. They have been given a way of extending the capacity of cd's.They could start making those small cd's again with mp3's on and have more music than a full size cd.This means less production cost not only on the cd but the packaging as well.It extends the life of cd's as a format saving us all from changine in the next two years to dvd players.In addition to this at the moment mp3 players are restricted to portable players this will not stay that way. There is already one car stereo that can play cd's packed with mp3's as well as normal cds and soon they will appear in the home.Saying that mp3's mean the end of music is rubbish. Its the same sort6 of rubbish that goes with software piracy.The record companies are upset because it increases the accessability of music without the hideous costs they levvy.If they really wanted to keep consumers they would have online ordering where you could buy cd's direct from them at a reduced rate. After all they keep saying most of the price is down to retailers. So give us direct access by charging for us to download the songs we like at a reasonable price. Instead of paying huge amounts for albums 70% of which we don't like anyway.

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

How stupid are record companies. MP3 is here its not going to go away so why don't they use it. They have been given a way of extending the capacity of cd's.They could start making those small cd's again with mp3's on and have more music than a full size cd.This means less production cost not only on the cd but the packaging as well.It extends the life of cd's as a format saving us all from changine in the next two years to dvd players.In addition to this at the moment mp3 players are restricted to portable players this will not stay that way. There is already one car stereo that can play cd's packed with mp3's as well as normal cds and soon they will appear in the home.Saying that mp3's mean the end of music is rubbish. Its the same sort6 of rubbish that goes with software piracy.The record companies are upset because it increases the accessability of music without the hideous costs they levvy.If they really wanted to keep consumers they would have online ordering where you could buy cd's direct from them at a reduced rate. After all they keep saying most of the price is down to retailers. So give us direct access by charging for us to download the songs we like at a reasonable price. Instead of paying huge amounts for albums 70% of which we don't like anyway.

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

yes ulfar you are right there are car mp3 players that are already out but they have their drawbacks besides their riduculously high costs and if you ever used one then you know what im talking about. It would take years to change the standard from .cda to .mp3 look how long it took before cds became mainstream. its not a smart buisness move unless you have the whole industry backing you.

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

i like mp3's but no matter which way you look at it people will share them over the internet to people that dont own the original cd so then artists will not get as much money and will not be able to afford to make music anymore. it is a no win situation it just depends on which side you are on

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

i like mp3's but no matter which way you look at it people will share them over the internet to people that dont own the original cd so then artists will not get as much money and will not be able to afford to make music anymore. it is a no win situation it just depends on which side you are on

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

Hey Lars when a Plummer does work in your house he actually physically does something for me to pay for, you are not actually physically playing the drums on my MP3 file it is a recording. If the plummer films himslef fixing the pipes does he deserve to get paid everytime someone views it???

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

for one, i dont care if you think metallica sucks...i dont give a shit WHO makes it, i just listen to it...but anyhow...why dont people care about stopping warez sites like kopykats.com (ones that actually work) but oh no, they get pissed off at losing a few million...(if they were already make a few hundred an album) when they are charging 16.95 on a cd that costed 99 cents to make.....****ing idiots, are people like lars.....

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

for one, i dont care if you think metallica sucks...i dont give a shit WHO makes it, i just listen to it...but anyhow...why dont people care about stopping warez sites like kopykats.com (ones that actually work) but oh no, they get pissed off at losing a few million...(if they were already make a few hundred an album) when they are charging 16.95 on a cd that costed 99 cents to make.....****ing idiots, are people like lars.....

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

Moi je suis daccord avec stones63 le gouvernement peut aller se crosser si il pense qu'il va controler les mp3 juste en rendant Napster illégal. criss qui se se mit le doigt dans l'oeil ces estis là. FU*K LE GOV VIVE LA LIBERTÉ

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

im sick of all you ****in neckties and stuck-up rich-ass bands i.e. metallica... telling us that music is a thing for business. i mean really, why do you make music anyway, to be heard right? dont be so anal about yur music being free, your already ****ing rich.

U.S. to legalize mp3 ?

I think this is a bunch of crap. Metallica used to be all about there fans and stuff and now all they want is MONEY witch they already have enough of. They used to play for fans thats all they cared about and now all they want is money

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