From: Gregory Alan Bolcer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jun 02 2000 - 15:35:10 PDT
Napster hires a lawyer...version 2 beta 6.
NAPSTER, INC. END-USER SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
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unless expressly waived in writing by a duly authorized officer
Tom Whore wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Jun 2000, Rohit Khare wrote:
> --]Baseball caps and T-shirts emblazoned with the Napster logo are
> --]available for sale for $10 each, while Napster stickers are a bargain
> --]at a single buck. All checks are to be made payable to The Offspring,
> --]who plan to pocket the profits. Rollingstone.com quotes a source close
> --]to the band as saying, "It isn't about making money. In typical
> --]Offspring fashion, they think it's funny to fuck with people. They
> --]think Napster's cool and want to see how cool they [really] are."
> If napster bites on this one with a law suit or legal action of any kind
> they are fuxored.
> Hopefully all he original napster devs cashed out on this already. This
> has all the markings of a cartton netsacpe scenerio (hey lets charge for a
> free browser syndrome)
> [---===tomwhore@ wsmf.org inetarena.com slack.net===---]
> WSMF's web site ----http://wsmf.org
-- Greg Bolcer email: email@example.com web: http://www.endtech.com work: 949.833.2800 cell: 714.928.5476 fax: 603.994.0516
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