The Founding of Napster

Shawn Fanning talks about how, as a teenager, he founded the file sharing website Napster.

His was an extraordinary but shortlived success.

The site attracted millions of users but also became a target for the music industry. Founded in 1999, it was closed down in 2001.

(Image: Shawn Fanning. Credit: AP Photo/George Nikitin)

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