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The Register: Sony backtracks from anti-Napster spiel

Aug 29, 2000, 14:54 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Sony appears to be distancing itself from anti-Napster comments made by one of its senior US executives last week. ...Sony Music Entertainment, which operates alongside but independently of Sony Pictures, is now apparently claiming Heckler's words were taken out of context and the U-Wire story was wrong."

"Nowhere in his prepared remarks did he discuss Napster. In an informal conversation after his prepared remarks, he was quoted by a student newspaper as allegedly making certain statements regarding Napster. The story that appeared as a result is totally inaccurate."

"Furthermore, the quotes attributed to Mr. Heckler have been taken out of context and do not represent the opinions or strategies of Sony Pictures, Sony Music or any other Sony Company."

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