Chuck D

Profit vs. Fair UseBy David DritsasWASHINGTON, D.C.—"I've never seen so much seriousness over bullshit." Those were the words of Chuck D, rap artist and founder of, summing up the events that have surrounded the Napster controversy. He had just come in from a Recording Industry Association of America press conference, which occurred right next door to The Digital Download: Public Access to Content in a Digital World conference held by the Consumer Electronics Association early last month. But if the conference showed anything, it was that many in the industry, as well as government officials, are approaching the topic with great concern. The

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