Feeds

Blur's drummer was pro Napster

Now he thinks they're cowards

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

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. ®

Related Link

Full Guardian interview
www.nanomation.co.uk

Related Stories

Napster downloads rocket

Napster blocks 275,000 tracks

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'
PM urged to 'prioritise issue' after Facebook hindsight find
Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned
Swedish court rules there's 'great risk' WikiLeaker will dodge prosecution
NSA mass spying reform KILLED by US Senators
Democrats needed just TWO more votes to keep alive bill reining in some surveillance
'Internet Freedom Panel' to keep web overlord ICANN out of Russian hands – new proposal
Come back with our internet! cries Republican drawing up bill
prev story

Whitepapers

Seattle children’s accelerates Citrix login times by 500% with cross-tier insight
Seattle Children’s is a leading research hospital with a large and growing Citrix XenDesktop deployment. See how they used ExtraHop to accelerate launch times.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.