Record Labels Launch Subscription Services For Online Music Distribution

Copyright provisions are finding their way into being applied to an Internet medium. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and its crusade against Napster and other clones that have appeared have sent a message that online music sites must negotiate licenses or legal consequences will be faced. The RIAA has forced small entities like Napster to endure bankruptcy in an effort to defend itself against the lawsuits.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What have the previous lawsuits concerned?
What is this new online music service?
What are music labels doing for music services?
What have the recent events that have occurred with online music swapping?
What will be the effect of this online digital music service and what is the expected future of these sites?

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