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Shafting has gone further then anyone would have ever imagined, one man and his website Napster are responsible for all of this; Napster has not only changed the music industry forever; it has also changed American culture forever.
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As a result of being in a lawsuit, Napster was partially shut down. After months of being in court against National Music publishers’ Association (NMPA), they came to a final agreement that was posted on the front page of Napsters web site. The agreement stated
(We recently reached a preliminary agreement with the (NMPA) which means songwriters will get paid when their works are shared. Along with the other deals we’re making or have already made with labels and artists, this preliminary agreement with the publishers will help return to Napster the breadth and depth of content you’ve come to expect xnapster.com).
In a statement made by Ulrich in the June issue of Rollingstone magazine stated “I think we’ve resolved this in a way that works for fans, recording artists and songwriters alike.” (48-51) The agreement also gives the artists final say over which songs files can be traded over the Napster system. In the August issue of Billboard magazine Ulrich was quoted as saying, “Our beef hasn’t been with the concept of sharing music,” (81-82) Ulrich said. “The problem we had with Napster was that they never asked us or other artists if we wanted to participate in their business.” The settlements came one day after U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel delivered what some industry analysts say could be a final, fatal blow to Napster ordering it not to resume service until its new system for filtering out copyrighted material is one hundred percent effective. Patel in March issued a preliminary injunction against Napster, Requiring it to block song files that are covered by music industry (Xnapster.com). On June 2 Napster voluntarily suspended Shafting as it battled technical glitches related to it latest upgrade, intended to help it comply with Patel’s order.
When this trend is all said and done shafting will be acceptable for everyone involved. People all around the world will be able to download their favorite artists and will be able to make their own compact disk with whoever they chose to put on the disk without having to listen to songs that they don’t want to hear. This trend is here to stay, and I feel is going to work out for the best for the fans and the artists alike.