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The Standard: Dr. Dre Gives Napster Until Friday to Delist Songs

Apr 19, 2000, 18:30 (11 Talkback[s])
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"Rapper Dr. Dre became the latest artist to lash out at Napster Inc., giving the song-swap software company until Friday to take his music off its directory, which he says is infringing his copyrights."

"Dr. Dre made his demands known in a letter to Napster's acting Chief Executive Eileen Richardson. The rapper's action follows a lawsuit filed last week by heavy metal band Metallica, which sued San Mateo, Calif.-based Napster and three universities alleging they encouraged users to trade songs and recordings without the band's permission."

"'We wrote a letter yesterday on behalf of Dr. Dre to Napster basically putting them on notice that the listing of his songs and masters on Napster and the facilitation of the transfer of those files constitutes an infringement of his copyrights,' said Howard King, an attorney who sent the letter on behalf of Andre Young, known as Dr. Dre."

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