The music-sharing service may have lasted two short years (June 1999- July 2001), but those years not only let us fill our music library until it bulged at the seams but changed the way we felt about paying for, well, everything. Somewhere along the way, as 25 million of us downloaded and downloaded, we became a generation that eventually got used to getting media for free -- suddenly paying for songs or albums felt like something our parents did ... suckers! Deep down we knew it was wrong, but who was it hurting? Of course, the Recording Industry Association of America begged to differ.
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