Magazine article University Business

Raising a Ruckus: New Service Offers Music, Movies, and Chat

Magazine article University Business

Raising a Ruckus: New Service Offers Music, Movies, and Chat

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With the recording industry still threatening action for illegal downloading, a growing number of schools are trying to fend off lawsuits by offering students subscription music download services. Napster, which almost single-handedly gave downloading its bad reputation, has been reborn as a legitimate service that counts at least a half-dozen schools among its subscribers. And Napster is not alone. Apple's iTunes Store, Real Networks Rhapsody, and Microsoft's new Music Store, among others, all offer downloads for a price (99 cents or less), with varying degrees of ownership.

One of the newest entries is the Ruckus Network, founded by MIT graduate students David Galper and Vince Han. Ruckus is targeted exclusively to the college market, and features movies as well as music. It also offers online chats and the ability for students to share their own music, photos, and video. "It has the core content that students want, coupled with community features and tools that administrators tell us help build community and bring students closer together," says Galper. …

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