Gnutella Developer Justin Frankel in Rolling Stone

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“When Hail to the Thief leaked on the Internet,” Frankel says, “I was like, ‘Right on!’ But I still bought the CD. I think it’s wrong to download music and never give anything to the artist. But if you download something and you’re like, ‘This sucks,’ and you never listen to it again, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.” A true child of Sedona, Frankel maintains a heartfelt sense of morality and karma. It’s this passion to do right by music fans that inspired him to create the very thing that so many people consider to be wrong: Gnutella.