Free Tunes: Where To Look Next: It's a Musical Zoo in Headphones

Music sharing is alive and well on the Internet, no matter what happens in the courtrooms of San Francisco. The pioneering file-sharing software programs, Napster and Gnutella, have given birth to an impressive array of hybrids and clones. There's Napigator, with its headphone-wearing reptile logo; BearShare, featuring a teddy with headphones; Newtella, starring a newt guessed it. The whole scene is starting to look like a Muppet Show special sponsored by Koss.

But if anything, there's too much of a menagerie out there: more than 50 cute 'n' friendly file-sharing services. And Napster's (original) headphone-clad cat looms so large that...

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