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Gnutella unveils search engine; Napster dodges privacy bullets

A Napster-like software program branches from digital swapping to Web searching, as music execs fighting piracy call for an end to one of the Net's greatest appeals: anonymity.

 

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A Napster-like software program branches from digital swapping to Web searching, as music execs fighting piracy call for an end to one of the Net's greatest appeals: anonymity.

"If users are anonymous, then rights holders will have no one to sue."

- Rob Atkinson, technology director, the Public Policy Institute

 


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