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Napster Relaunches as Music Streaming Service

The guys who opened up pandora's box for illegal downloads is now making a return as a legal streaming service

Back in 1999 Napster changed the music industry forever. Allowing consumers to be able to download music showed a shift in the way we listen to music and would set the stage for controversy regarding ownership of music and illegal downloading. The program was quickly shut down and founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker were up to their necks in lawsuits.

Now Napster is making a comeback in the digital age of music streaming. Although it was relaunched in 2011 as a similar streaming service, it was bought up by Rhapsody and the Napster brand was put to rest yet again. 

Today Napster is back as a major legal streaming service available in Canada. "It was important to us that we enter Canada with a personalized music experience that has a complete catalog of local, national and international artists," said Napster CFO Ethan Rudin in a statement. Watch the video below to see how the new Napster will endure.

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