Seems like it was a big day in technology-land. A space probe landed on the asteroid Eros. Astronauts attached the largest piece of hardware to the international space station, and there was a court ruling against Napster, the music-sharing software.

Napster is an example of peer-to-peer sharing of the internet. Actually, it is more of a hybrid, as Napster, the company, maintains servers on the Internet which index all of the files that are shared by each person as they are logged in. It is, in fact the server aspect of Napster that allows it to be dealt with as a business entity, i.e. be sued for abetting copyright infringement.

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