In the future, improving bandwidth and faster Internet connectivity were expected to make electronic redistribution of video as easy as that of MP3 files. The media industry was worried over the prospect of customers utilizing the Internet to exchange movies and video files as well. Though the legal issues in the Napster case seemed to be heading towards a settlement, the ethical issues remained unanswered. Whatever be the outcome of the recording industry's battle against the new technology, it had undoubtedly left a great impact on the global music industry.

According to one analyst, Napster now had 'One shot to launch a new service that looks nothing like the old one. If they don't get it right, Napster will be dead in the water."


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