Driven to Download

Friday, June 25, 2004

While the recording industry presses on with its lawsuits against online music downloaders, there are indications that more people are file sharing than ever before. Ever since the early days of Napster, file sharers have said that a prime attraction of the peer-to-peer services has been the unavailability of quality music in stores and on commercial radio. NPR's Rick Karr takes a look at the ways in which major labels are actively driving musicians and fans to the Internet and other new technologies.

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