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Students now in line of fire in Napster suits

The latest legal blow in the music-swapping software's controversial career hits students, as rap artist Dr. Dre sues Napster and some of its faithful followers.

 

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The latest legal blow in the music-swapping software's controversial career hits students, as rap artist Dr. Dre sues Napster and some of its faithful followers.

"I would be pretty surprised if we don't see legal action from others in the next few weeks."

- Howard King, music artists' attorney

 


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Investors wary as Napster lawsuits loom
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