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Courts, colleges urged to silence Napster

Popular music-swapping services face growing discord, as the recording industry wins key support in its efforts to pull the plug on Napster and some artists ask colleges to ban the popular service.

 

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Popular music-swapping services face growing discord, as the recording industry wins key support in its efforts to pull the plug on Napster and some artists ask colleges to ban the popular service.

"Napster's users would be permitted to...(distribute) copyrighted works on a scale beggaring anything Congress could have imagined."

- U.S. "friend of the court" brief

 


U.S. sides with RIAA against Napster
update The recording industry wins powerful legal allies in its battle against Court: Shut down Napster music-swapping company Napster, including the Justice Department and the U.S. Copyright Office.

Metallica, Dr. Dre urge colleges to cut Napster
The attorney representing the musicians in their lawsuits against the popular start-up is sending letters to top universities, urging them to block students from using the file-swapping service.

Napster backs away from MP3.com
The music-swapping company, embroiled in a landmark copyright lawsuit against the recording industry, distances itself from a federal judge's strong ruling against MP3.com.

MP3.com turns the music back on
The company plans to reactivate its embattled online music service despite an ongoing copyright infringement tussle with the recording industry.