You Can't Keep a Good Meme Down

by Schuyler Erle

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While most of the world holds its breath, waiting to see what's in store for Napster, a number of diehard MP3 fans have gone ahead and started their own "Open Napster" servers, using freely distributable software. As of this past week, the RIAA is now after them, too, via their ISPs. Can the recording industry bully Internet providers into shutting the Open Nap servers down, by making examples of a select few? Or will the RIAA ultimately find unable to slay this Hydra?