With cable at MIT, who needs Napster?

By on October 27, 2003, 11:44 AM
Two students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a system for sharing music within their campus community that they say can avoid the copyright battles that have pitted the music industry against many customers.

The students say the system, which they plan to officially announce Monday, falls within the time-honored licensing and royalty system under which the music industry allows broadcasters and others to play recordings for a public audience. Major music industry groups are reserving comment, while some legal experts say the MIT system mainly demonstrates how unwieldy copyright laws have become.

Read more: [URL=http://news.com.com/2100-1027_3-5097348.html]CNet News[/URL].

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