John Alderman on Music Piracy

August 18, 2002

John Alderman is the author of “Sonic Boom: Napster, MP3, and the New Pioneers of Music.”  He tells Steve Paulson that  once young people figured out how to share music on the Internet, the floodgates were opened.  He thinks the industry will fail in its efforts to stop technology and looks to the various music licensing models for a solution that rewards artists without penalizing consumers.