WE’RE HAPPIER JUST SENDING NASTYGRAMS

“We don’t have any interest in litigating our way through the Internet.”

Recording Industry Association of America president Hilary Rosen, on her organization’s all-bark-no-bite legal strategy against online trading of MP3s, The New York Times, 22 May 2000

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FOR EXAMPLE, THOSE “HOT TEENAGE SLUTS!” EMAILS FROM PATRICK NAUGHTON

“I have come to believe that if anything will bring about the downfall of a company, or maybe even a country, it is blind copies of e-mails that should never have been sent in the first place.”

Disney chairman Michael Eisner, on the woes brought by email to corporate America, San Jose Mercury News, 19 May 2000

ROGER METALLICA, DO YOU COPY?

“We are definitely NOT trying to stop any legitimate trading of fan things on Internet sites or anywhere. We got our name around through tape trading. We love the idea of core fans trading things, whether it be a live show from Greenland or (guitarist Kirk Hammett’s) sweaty underwear.”

Metallica singer James Hetfield, confirming that he’s completely unclear on the concept of what goes on between Metallica-loving Napster users, ZDNet Music, 10 May 2000