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The RIAA and the BPI have really missed the point about file sharing. It is a way of sreading the word about music and encouraging people to buy proper copies of what they find. In my opinion, MP3 files playing of a hard drive are rubbish compared to listening to a professionally produced CD. Likewise burning music CDs that you have commiled yourself is too much like hard work.

However, the great advantage of systems like Gnutella, which is at the heart of !CocoGnut is finding obscure tracks that are simply not available anymore. For instance, it took me ten years to finallt track down and buy a copy of "Die Young" by Black Sabbath on vinyl. However, when I went looking for an MP3 of it, it was a doddle, I found it in a matter of minutes.

Although the software appears to be hamstrung by the fact that it requires Justin Fletcher's EasySocket software, which is not 32bit compatable, so will not work on Iyonix PCs.

-- Keep Flying

 is a RISC OS UserJWCR on 20/9/03 1:53PM
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