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1999: Napster music peer file-sharing created by Shawn Fannon, has 20 million users by 2000

Comment submitted by bob

BC: Napster changed the nature of music publishing. For years interactive media people had been telling the Music Business that the online distribution of music was inevitable. MP3 was the technology, Napster the tool. Fannon set the agenda for peer-file-sharing of all kinds of digital content.