BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : JUNE 5, 2000 ISSUE
BUSINESS WEEK E.BIZ -- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Voices: Lars Ulrich and Chuck D


Lars Ulrich -- Metallica
"[Napster] could end up being as powerful as the record companies are right now. And I would not predict that they would be any less greedy. They're [Napster] not doing it to benefit mankind. They're not doing it to help all the kids sitting around behind computers in America who are musically starved. They're doing it because, sooner or later, here's my $50 million f---ing IPO, and I'm riding into the sunset.

But if your argument is that I'm greedy, then you're just as greedy for not wanting to pay market price for a CD, like everybody else is doing. We feel that this is our music, that we own the rights to it. We pay for it, we have the right to do with it what we want, where we want, and how we want."


Chuck D -- Rap Star
"This is the first time that the technology has actually gotten to the public before the industry has gotten it. So obviously, you're going to hear the people in the industry screaming. And you're going to see them crying to government because now the power is in the people's hands.

I look at Napster as a new form of radio, of global exposure. I can name tons of guys that started their labels but couldn't get into the game because...they were priced out of the market. If you don't have $700,000 to $1 million, you can't get your record on. So how are you going to promote and market your product?"



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