Madster

Aimster
Madster (initially called Aimster) appeared in Napster's wake in August 2000 and was intended to be a P2P file sharing service.wikipedia
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Napster

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Madster (initially called Aimster) appeared in Napster's wake in August 2000 and was intended to be a P2P file sharing service.
However, some services, like LimeWire, Scour, Kazaa, Grokster, Madster, and eDonkey2000, were brought down or changed due to copyright issues.

In re Aimster Copyright Litigation

In re Aimster
The injunction to disconnect was upheld in June 2003 by the decision in In re Aimster Copyright Litigation of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
In re Aimster Copyright Litigation, 334 F.3d 643 (7th Cir. 2003), was a case in which the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit addressed copyright infringement claims brought against Aimster, concluding that a preliminary injunction against the file-sharing service was appropriate, because the copyright owners were likely to prevail on their claims of contributory infringement and the fact that the services was capable of having non-infringing user was not enough reason to reverse the district court's decision.

Peer-to-peer

P2Ppeer to peerpeer-to-peer network
Madster (initially called Aimster) appeared in Napster's wake in August 2000 and was intended to be a P2P file sharing service.

File sharing

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Madster (initially called Aimster) appeared in Napster's wake in August 2000 and was intended to be a P2P file sharing service.

Recording Industry Association of America

RIAAUSUnited States
It was shut down in December 2002 as a result of a lawsuit by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

RPIRensselaerR.P.I.
According to John Deep, a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Madster software was originally inspired by his daughter's use of instant messaging software.

Instant messaging

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According to John Deep, a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Madster software was originally inspired by his daughter's use of instant messaging software.

AOL

America OnlineAOL MusicAOL.com
The Madster service was initially called Aimster, but it was later renamed to Madster due to concerns that the Aimster name infringed AOL's AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) trademark.

AIM (software)

AIMAOLAOL Instant Messenger
The Madster service was initially called Aimster, but it was later renamed to Madster due to concerns that the Aimster name infringed AOL's AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) trademark.

Trademark

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The Madster service was initially called Aimster, but it was later renamed to Madster due to concerns that the Aimster name infringed AOL's AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) trademark.

Contact list

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In particular, users could share files specifically with users who were included on a "buddy list" with the advantage of privacy.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

DMCADigital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998
Around March 2001, support for encrypted network communications was included in a new release of the Madster software (at the time, the Aimster name was still in use.) Among other things, the Madster service hoped that the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act would have the effect of prohibiting others from monitoring the encrypted Madster network communications.

Eavesdropping

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Around March 2001, support for encrypted network communications was included in a new release of the Madster software (at the time, the Aimster name was still in use.) Among other things, the Madster service hoped that the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act would have the effect of prohibiting others from monitoring the encrypted Madster network communications.

United States dollar

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At one point, the company announced a premium service that was available for US$4.95 per month.

PC Magazine

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PC Magazine gave Madster a 1 out of 5 rating of "Dismal," based on interface design, partner advertising, and content selection.

Capitol Records

CapitolCapitol NashvilleEMI Music Taiwan
In 2000, for a short time, Capitol Records authorized Madster (which was called Aimster at the time) to provide some Radiohead video files on the service's Web site and to release a skin for the Madster software that had a Radiohead theme.

Radiohead

Radioheadband of the same nameC. Greenwood, J. Greenwood, Selway, Yorke
In 2000, for a short time, Capitol Records authorized Madster (which was called Aimster at the time) to provide some Radiohead video files on the service's Web site and to release a skin for the Madster software that had a Radiohead theme.

Skin (computing)

skinsskinskinnable
In 2000, for a short time, Capitol Records authorized Madster (which was called Aimster at the time) to provide some Radiohead video files on the service's Web site and to release a skin for the Madster software that had a Radiohead theme.

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

7th Cir.Seventh CircuitSeventh Circuit Court of Appeals
The injunction to disconnect was upheld in June 2003 by the decision in In re Aimster Copyright Litigation of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Willful blindness

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In particular, it was found that Madster's support of encrypted file sharing was "willful blindness" and was not a valid defense with regard to copyright infringement.

Supreme Court of the United States

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In January 2004, the US Supreme Court refused without explanation to hear an appeal of the lower court's ruling.

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner
Madster was represented in court by Boies, Schiller & Flexner, the same law firm which defended Napster.

Malpractice

dereliction of dutymala praxismalpractice lawsuits
In 2005, Deep sued Boies for malpractice and misappropriation, but ultimately lost the case in 2008.

Misappropriation

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In 2005, Deep sued Boies for malpractice and misappropriation, but ultimately lost the case in 2008.

Trade group efforts against file sharing

anti-copyright-infringement litigationapproximately 13,000 lawsuitscopyright infringement lawsuits
In 2002, the RIAA sued Aimster, which provided a similar service.