Sure, music artists need to be compensated for their creations. And that is what Napster ignored. I'd be interested in knowing if the music companies would compensate Shawn for showing them a whole new market and marketing opportunity, which heretofore had been completely ignored by them.
Instead of working with Napster, towards the legitimisation of this file-swapping service, they've created more monsters now than they can handle.
Given that there will always be an underground system existing for a legit one, will the forays of the music companies, e.g. PressPlay, work?