Gnutella update
Date: July 28, 2000 08:16AM

Here is what

is currently saying:

"Due to the unprecedented traffic volume following the Napster decision we had to take the servers offline temporarily to increase bandwidth and capacity. The site will be up again in a few hours as soon as the necessary upgrades are completed. "

The rats are leaving the ship in mass :)

I also read the follow article by by Ben Charny, ZDNet News:

"But the record industry and some other MP3 company executives say the public had better get ready for a big disappointment when the record companies finally roll out their catalogs onto the Internet. Savings will be in the pennies, they said.

The cost of encryption to secure downloads is just one extra price to pay to offer music online. Then comes watermarking, content protection, distribution and merchant gateways before it reaches the listener.

Record companies will also have to spend large sums on cataloging, copyright tracking and distributing royalties to the artists, the executives said. "

I guess record companies are missing the point. It sounds like they are trying to make digital music as expensive as possible, for no apparent reason other to maintain status quo.

The future is digitally delivered music at minial cost and minimal infrastructure.


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MAYDAY! MAYDAY! Napster crashes and burns!!! 733Jack07/27/2000 12:17PM
Question Jack!!! 264Joe07/27/2000 12:53PM
RE: Question Jack!!! 229Jack07/27/2000 01:08PM
Yet antoher suggestion ... 303 Rather Large Canine 07/28/2000 03:30AM
RE: MAYDAY! MAYDAY! Napster crashes and burns!!! 284 Kevin 07/27/2000 04:41PM
IRC 266 Dokken 07/27/2000 05:49PM
Alternate solutions...... 209Jack07/28/2000 12:31AM
RE: Alternate solutions...... 225 Dokken 07/28/2000 01:20PM
RE: MAYDAY! Calling Gnutella 312 Richard Stewart 07/27/2000 10:48PM
What about the Limp Bizcuit tour? 224Surfpunk07/28/2000 05:11AM
Gnutella update215 Rather Large Canine 07/28/2000 08:16AM
RE: MAYDAY! MAYDAY! Napster crashes and burns!!! 250 Rammy 07/28/2000 07:07PM
Yesiree..... 201Jack07/29/2000 03:14AM
CuteMX Shuts Down 277 Rather Large Canine 07/29/2000 03:36AM

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