Wired: Napster Ordered to Shut Down
Jul 27, 2000, 00:04 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brad King)
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"Napster, the controversial file-sharing service that has been
the scourge of the music industry since it was launched late last
year, has been ordered shut down."
"In a scathing decision Wednesday afternoon, Judge Marilyn Patel
of the Northern California Federal District Court, ruled to grant
the recording industry a temporary injunction to shut down the
service, effective immediately."
"In a lengthy statemenet, the judge said the recording industry
had shown the likelihood to win a trial, while the defendants had
failed to prove it had substantial non-infriging uses."
"She even cited Napster executives for downloading
copyrighted music onto their hard drives."
"The signficant use of this service is obviously trading
copyrighted material without obtaining copyright holders'
permission," she said."
- Silicon Alley News: Judge Weighing Napster's Fate(Jul 27, 2000)
- Wall Street Journal: Napster Lays Claim to New Frontier, But It Doesn't Want Any Company(Jul 27, 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)
- E-Commerce Times: The Napster War: Piracy or Persecution?(May 26, 2000)
- IT-Director: Will the music play again for Napster?(May 24, 2000)
- MSNBC/WSJ: Linux gurus, followers differ on Napster use(May 22, 2000)