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Interesting video about file-sharing in the late 90s, early 2000s

When I was in college, I remember students getting letters for downloading Rihanna's "Disturbia" on campus - they had to sign a contract stating they wouldn't download on school servers anymore. Lol

 

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16 minutes ago, Stefani said:

Not like it stopped illegal downloads. Most people just found other ways to do it without getting caught, such as using VPNs or downloading songs straight from Youtube. :mcwave_mariah_Carey_kiss_bye_goodbye_wave:

Just imagine...this all started back when we only had radio and record stores to get music from. Small towns only had minimal access to record stores. It was a different time for sure. 

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Everybody including their fans hated Metallica for what they did to Napster. 

 

They took it to court and got it shut down..

 

Then people went to limewire, I didn't..

 

The horror stories of what was described as AIDS or STDs for your computer was enough to scare me, weekly repairs and such for all the viruses that this free mp3 site caused. 

 

Everytime they repeated that story, I was like petty. 

 

I said so when do we throw the funeral for your computer, your mom and dad keeps paying for these tune ups, at one point. 

 

I expect a call saying dad threw it out the window. 

 

I'll be there, but it will be I told you this was going to happen with that infected site..

I'm the hunter, you're the fox 🦊.

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If anything this proves people wanted free music, hint why streaming services actually saved The industry..

 

They don't mind paying the monthly or yearly premium. They just want free Music at the palm of their hands. 

 

The price of 17.99 wasn't going to be forever 

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These services were great as a teen since you could download music that your parents wouldn't buy for you.

There were also rare remixes and live versions that you couldn't find in record stores.

I do remember the trolls.  I downloaded "Burned" by Hilary Duff once and the mp3 was just a guy yelling "you got burned" :jl_jamie_lynn_awkward_cringe_eek:

Just let me give you one last test, is that a sin? https://soundcloud.com/jacod

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