This category lists various news items and articles relating to the Napster lawsuit(s) particularly from Metallica.

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Study: College students would pay for Napster
About one in three students would be willing to pay for an online music subscription service such as the one proposed by the file-swapping company, a report says. [] (April 10, 2001)
Napster finds help for filtering songs
The music-swapping company hires Gracenote, which maintains a massive database identifying recorded music, to help find and block songs from being traded online. [] (March 13, 2001)
Napster fans squeeze through loopholes
For faithful Napster members wondering how they'll get free music from now on, solutions are quickly making the rounds. [] (March 06, 2001)
Fans undaunted by Napster constraints
Although they're quick to defend the music file-swapping service, fans seem to have little loyalty to Napster as it battles the courts. [] (March 02, 2001)
Big Blue touts new Napster-proof music locks
IBM releases a new version of its anti-piracy technology for music that it says could help block song traders who use services such as Napster or Gnutella. [] (January 21, 2001)
Dave Matthews Band releases single on Napster
The popular group releases a single on Napster in what is the first official promotion by a BMG Entertainment-backed act to tap the controversial file-swapping service. [] (January 12, 2001)
Pro-Napster vandal talks after FBI raid
The law has caught up with "Pimpshiz," the hacker allegedly responsible for defacing some 200 Web sites with pro-Napster graffiti. [] (January 12, 2001)
Napster adds CDNow link with upgrade
The file-swapping service releases a new version of its software that includes an e-commerce component linking to the Bertelsmann-owned retail site. [] (January 11, 2001)
Napster, Bertelsmann draw indie label to new service
Napster and Bertelsmann have attracted their first ally in their attempt to create a subscription-based version of the start-up's controversial music-swapping service. [] (January 02, 2001)
Napster updates software as court case looms
Despite the uncertain outcome of a court case that threatens to deal Napster a potentially fatal blow, the music-swapping service has released an updated version of its software that makes it easier to find specific songs and bands. [] (December 26, 2000)
Courts set rhythm for online music
Year in Review: In a crowded San Francisco courtroom last July, Napster chief executive Hank Barry listened in dismay as a judge pronounced sentence on his vision of digital music's future. [] (December 20, 2000)
Band posts songs as apology for Napster ban
Hard rock band Rage Against The Machine is offering an olive branch to fans angry about being booted from Napster last week, posting a long list of otherwise unavailable songs and videos to its Web site. [] (December 15, 2000)
Band rages against Napster ban of fans
Another round of music fans has been banned from Napster's music-swapping service for trading copyrighted music - but this time, the band involved appears to be as angry as the fans. [] (December 07, 2000)
EMusic software to block Napster members
After failing to reach an agreement with Napster, EMusic on Tuesday unveiled software that identifies and blocks songs being shared by people using the controversial music-swapping service. Includes video footage. [] (November 21, 2000)
Napster co-founder swaps one start-up for another
Napster co-founder Jordan Ritter has left the company and joined a San Francisco financial technology start-up, Round1 Private Capital Marketplace. [] (November 15, 2000)
Can Napster and Bertelsmann make sweet music together?
Can Napster continue to exist as before with the recent merging with Bertelsmann? [] (November 09, 2000)
RIAA chief asks Napster to apologize to Metallica
If Napster really wants to bury the hatchet with the Recording Industry Association of America, it may have to eat crow and issue a personal apology. [] (November 06, 2000)
The week in review: Pay to play Napster?
Napster may be changing the face of its service, making it subscription-based, and offering legal song downloads from supporting record labels. [] (November 04, 2000)
Napster fans seen as music browsers, not buyers
More people may be window-shopping at online music retailer CDNow since they started using software from file-swapping service Napster, but fewer people are buying, according to a new report. [] (October 31, 2000)
Record label signs deal with Napster
German media conglomerate Bertelsmann said Tuesday that it has formed an alliance with online music-swapping service Napster, signaling a significant shift in the so far hostile face-off between the major record labels and the start-up. [] (October 31, 2000)
Napster opens doors to Mac owners
Napster on Wednesday released a Macintosh version of its wildly popular file-swapping software, officially welcoming Apple computer users to the free-music revolution. [] (October 25, 2000)
Senator Hatch's Napster Epiphany
Discusses the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). [The Register] (October 23, 2000)
Presidential candidates drawn into Napster debate
We have some idea where George W. Bush and Al Gore stand on health care, foreign policy and social security. But what about Napster and copyright claims, the issue that has taken the Net by storm? [] (October 17, 2000)
Napster among fastest-growing Net technologies
Fans of the online music-swapping company downloaded 1.39 billion songs in September, transforming the hotly contested technology into one of the Internet's most popular applications, according to new studies. [] (October 05, 2000)
Napster will live or die by 'fair use'
Discusses the laws of 'fair use' and how it fits in with the Napster trials. [The Register] (October 04, 2000)
Court adjourns without decision in Napster case
A panel of appellate judges harshly grilled lawyers for both Napster and the recording industry before adjourning without a decision today in the latest round of a closely watched legal clash that pits the Internet against copyright laws. [] (October 02, 2000)
Colleges spurn Metallica request to ban Napster
At least three renowned universities have decided against banning the use of the popular Napster digital music file-swapping software on their college campuses. [] (September 22, 2000)
Feds disagree about Napster controversy
The legal fight over music-swapping start-up Napster has divided Washington, pitting at least one powerful legislator against the Clinton administration. [] (September 18, 2000)
Napster takes last stab at record industry arguments
Napster has fired its final legal salvo before meeting the record industry in appeals court, accusing the big labels of trying to hijack the beleaguered music-swapping company's technology. [] (September 13, 2000)
The Smashing Pumpkins takes music directly to Napster fans
Alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins released what is being called its final album on vinyl and the MP3 format last week, forgoing a CD release through its record label, Virgin Records, according to postings on the band's Web site and published reports. [] (September 12, 2000)
Metallica, Dr. Dre urge colleges to cut Napster access
The attorney representing Metallica and rap star Dr. Dre in their lawsuits against Napster is sending a barrage of letters to top universities, pushing them to block students from using the popular file-swapping software. [] (September 08, 2000)
Hacker smears Web sites with pro-Napster messages
A pseudonymous hacker has launched a Web graffiti spree, defacing Web sites ranging from NASA to the Communications Workers of America with a pro-Napster message. [] (September 07, 2000)
New technologies could be key for Napster resolution
As music-swapping company Napster and the record industry skirmish in court, a bevy of technology companies are coming out with ideas they say can help the two sides settle their legal disputes. [] (September 01, 2000)
Tech giants slam Napster injunction
A broad coalition of technology and Internet companies are filing legal briefs today that are bitterly critical of last month's court decision against Napster, saying it could threaten the future of much of the technology industry. [] (August 25, 2000)
Napster pleads with court for survival
A federal judge made a legal error in ordering Napster to ban the trade of copyrighted music on its service, lawyers for the popular file-swapping service told an appeals court today. [] (August 18, 2000)
Judge expands on Napster shutdown order
Federal Judge Marilyn Hall Patel released the details of her decision ordering the company to close its digital doors. [] (August 11, 2000)
Napster traffic figures raise new questions
The drama of Napster's legal death-sentence has catapulted its site into the list of the Internet's most popular destinations. [] (August 04, 2000)
Transcript of the injunction against Napster
Transcript of Judge Marilyn Hall Patel's ruling in the Napster vs RIAA legal case. [] (August 03, 2000)
Legal experts see one course for Napster: litigation
Napster's appeal of a court-ordered shutdown has granted the company more time but little room to maneuver in its ongoing clash with the recording industry. [] (August 01, 2000)
Napster popularity boosts gadget demand
Napster's legal pain has become the computer industry's financial gain as millions of people download digital music to burn onto CDs or transfer to portable players. [] (July 31, 2000)
Court grants stay of Napster injunction
Nine hours before it would have been forced to shut down its music-swapping service, Napster has won a temporary reprieve. [] (July 28, 2000)
Napster asks fans to purchase CDs
Napster is asking its fans to participate in a two-day "buy-cott" this weekend, a plan aimed at winning support for the music-swapping firm. [] (July 28, 2000)
How the Napster ban affects users
List of frequently asked questions for users about the order for Napster's shutdown. [] (July 26, 2000)
Musicians launch national anti-Napster campaign
An industry-backed group of musicians has launched a high-profile ad campaign against online music piracy, hoping to persuade fans not to use Napster and other similar Net tools. [] (July 11, 2000)
Napster lawyers prep defense in music battle
Explanation of the Napster software and the law suit details to date. [] (July 03, 2000)
Napster: Downloading music for free is legal
Napster's message for the courts and the recording industry is that downloading songs online without payment is legal. [] (July 03, 2000)
RIAA asks judge to pull all major-label songs off Napster
RIAA asked the courts to block all major-label content from being traded through Napster. [] (June 13, 2000)
Metallica's new album is Napster-proof
Metallica released their long awaited "Download This" CD, and the band declared it Napster-proof. [BBspot] (June 02, 2000)
Unreleased Madonna Single Slips onto Net
Madonna's new unreleased single found its way into the music-swapping Napster community and onto a few MP3 Web sites. [] (June 01, 2000)
Study finds Napster use may cut into record sales
Report on some of the first statistics to reflect the effects of the popular MP3 software Napster, on retail CD sales. [] (May 25, 2000)
Napster fans fight back
More than 30,000 of the Metallica fans banned from Napster last week have appealed the move, saying they didn't do anything illegal. [] (May 16, 2000)
Napster wildfire spreads beyond music
Article explaining how Napster works and why the music industry is against it. [] (May 15, 2000)
Napster suit tests new copyright law
A new copyright law designed to protect the works of songwriters, is being tested in a case that pits the powerful recording industry against a wildly popular but controversial music start-up Napster. [] (April 11, 2000)
Programmers help Napster clones take off
Article about the new open source program Gnutella which shares music files over the internet, similar to Napster. [] (April 10, 2000)
Napster hack allows free distribution of software and movies
New Napster 'hack' that allows not just music transfers, but video and software also. [] (March 22, 2000)
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