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Napster changes code to appease schools; copycats surface

The maker of the popular music-swapping software works with Indiana University to help decrease traffic on campus networks, and hacks and copycats try to take advantage of Napster's popularity.

 

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The maker of the popular music-swapping software works with Indiana University to help decrease traffic on campus networks. Meanwhile, hacks and copycats try to take advantage of Napster's popularity.

 


University to lift Napster ban
Beginning early Saturday morning, Indiana University students will once again be able to use the popular Napster music software on the campus computer network.

Napster hack allows free distribution of software, movies
update A new program has been posted on the Internet that transforms a popular music-trading network into a full-blown online swap meet capable of trading videos and software.

previous coverage
AOL's Nullsoft creates software for swapping MP3s
update Following software maker Napster's popular network for sharing digital music, America Online subsidiary Nullsoft is creating its own software for swapping MP3 files over the Internet.

Students fight Napster bans
College students bent on maintaining access to the popular Napster music software on campus networks have circulated a petition online urging administrators to lift their bans.