The Future of Online Music

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The information superhighway was touted as a means to bring massive amounts of information to the masses, but file-sharing systems have allowed millions to bypass record stores and download music illegally for free. The Recording Industry Association of America recently settled a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against four college students for just such copyright infringement. Yet millions continue to perform illegal downloads every day, and the music industry says it-s costing them billions in lost sales and artists millions in lost royalties. Will such downloads be the death knell of the record industry, or will legal action and technological alternatives save the industry from extinction? Guest host Jim Moret speaks with journalists from BusinessWeek and, the president of the RIAA, an attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and music manger Miles Copeland.
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Jim Moret has had an extensive career in both local and national television news reporting over the past 20 years, including nearly a decade at CNN. Recently, he's hosted a number of specials on ABC, and appeared in the feature film, A Mighty Wind.

Kessler's article, "Saudis Confront Fear and Resentment in Wake of Attacks"

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