It's a complicated battle between Internet freedoms and artists' rights, and so far, the Net seems to be winning. As a new copyright law looks to stem the piracy of music online, a program that allows people to grab MP3s continues to proliferate in different versions on the Internet.
Napster suit tests new copyright law
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is being examined in a case that pits the powerful recording industry against a wildly popular but controversial music start-up.
Programmers help "Napster" clones proliferate
A new portal launches that aims to assemble the open-source programming community's work on Gnutella, a popular piece of file-swapping software capable of turning anyone with a computer into a music pirate.