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Blur's drummer Dave Rowntree has said he's all for file sharing and doesn't believe and record companies have lost money because of Napster.

In an interview with the Guardian Blur's bongo boy also said he thought Napster had now turned yellow and sold out.

He was asked: "How do you feel about file-sharing software such as Napster?"

His answer: "I'm blisteringly in favour. I challenge record companies to show me evidence of a single penny they've lost due to Napster. However, I think Napster are cowards now for selling out to the major labels. You can't stop people exchanging any digitisable media over the Internet because whatever scheme you use to prevent it, people will circumvent it!"

He's obviously not been hanging out with Alannis Morissette, Metallica, or the Corrs. [Update - apparently Alannis has changed her tune, and supported Napster when it was dicussed by Congress. Isn't it ironic, you do the right thing and don't get the credit.]

Dave was also talking about his love of Commodore PETs, and the use of Intergraph TDZ-2000 machines in his computer animation company Nanomation. ®

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Full Guardian interview
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