Per: “Napster is brilliant”

Per shares his thoughts about Napster, the free MP3-sharing network, in today's Expressen. While it may come as a surprise, he thinks that "Napster as a phenomenon is brilliant". He doesn't see Napster as a threat.

  "When I was little, it was the same discussion about recording cassettes at home," says Per. "But if I download U2's latest single, I may think 'Damn this is cool song' and go and buy the whole album. There's this 'magnet effect' people don't often think about." However, Per thinks that something has to be done. "In the long run, people have to do the right thing and pay for the music. Not too much, because then people will find ways to avoid it, but a little."

  Per uses the Napster software himself. "Not very often, but mainly to get music I wouldn't be able to get from the shops."

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
Technical errors may occur.

  ★ The author:
Visa Kopu

  ★ Publishing date:

December 8th, 2000

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