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September 1997

On the Download

* an article about fan web sites and downloading

[excerpt with Tori content]

"What ever happened to good old-fashioned asking for permission?" asks Geffen Records director of technology Jim Griffin. "The artists are hurt the most because the only thing they own is their music." While No Doubt's Gwen Stefani says she'd be a "greedy son of a bitch" if she complained, even Tori Amos, who supports her hundreds of fan sites with exclusive photos and interviews, casts a disapproving eye at piracy. "If you're downloading to make a profit," Amos says, "then you're going to have to live with the fact that you're a scumbag."

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