CNET News.com: Judge issues injunction against Napster
Jul 27, 2000, 08:06 (2 Talkback[s])
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"A federal judge today ordered Napster to halt the trading of
copyrighted material, saying the founders of the enormously popular
music-swapping site have "created a monster."
"Napster attorneys said the injunction could shut down the
service until a trial is held later this year because the company
cannot easily filter out copyrighted material. If a planned appeal
fails, the order takes effect Friday at midnight PT."
"The order, however, does not directly affect the estimated
20 million people who have used Napster's software to download
countless MP3-encoded songs since last year. The record industry
would have to file separate lawsuits against individuals, which is
"Napster is enjoined from copying or assisting or enabling or
contributing to the copy or duplication of all copyrighted songs
and musical compositions of which the plaintiffs hold rights," U.S.
District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel ordered during a hearing in
San Francisco federal court."
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- Wired: Napster Ordered to Shut Down(Jul 27, 2000)
- Silicon Alley News: Judge Weighing Napster's Fate(Jul 26, 2000)
- Wall Street Journal: Napster Lays Claim to New Frontier, But It Doesn't Want Any Company(Jul 26, 2000)
- VNU Net: Creation Records founder defends Napster(Jul 24, 2000)
- Internet World: Ian Clarke may make us forget about Napster(Jul 23, 2000)
- CNET News.com: Study: Napster users buy more music(Jul 21, 2000)
- VNU Net: Napster hides behind 'home recording' law(Jul 05, 2000)
- ZDNet UK: Forget Napster, FreeNet is really scary...(Jun 01, 2000)