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Wired: Napster's 'Safe Harbor' Sinks

May 09, 2000, 02:08 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brad King)

"The recording industry continues its roll of legal victories, as a federal judge on Friday rejected Napster's request for a summary judgment which would have dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Recording Industry Association of America."

"The RIAA filed a lawsuit against Napster on December 7 on the grounds that the Napster application had created a safe haven for Internet music piracy...."

"Any company using the safe harbor defense must first show that it provides online services and has adopted and implemented a policy providing for termination of users who violate copyright laws, said Broussard.'

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