iTunes Invasion: Apple Offers a Legal Option for Downloading, Copying Songs
The turmoil and legal challenges that have been brought to the record industry by digital distribution have been well documented. The widespread popularity of Napster was followed first by the defeat of the service in the courts and then by the tussle over the remaining assets in the bankruptcy proceeding. A trial court held that decentralized file-sharing services might not be liable for the infringements of copyrights engaged in by their consumers. Against that background, this article describes the features of I-Tunes Music Store, which offers a legal option for downloading, copying songs.