February 13, 2001

Analysis: The Napster you loved is history

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet tries to figure out what's next with Napster. "The ultimate fate of the controversial technology may hinge on whether it is possible -- or
impossible -- to effectively police on the labyrinthine networks created by file-swapping software.
Monday's appellate court ruling ordered Napster to police its networks 'within the limits of the
system.' As it has in the past, Napster will likely argue in its next appeal that it is technologically
impossible to conduct this policing at the massive level demanded by the recording studios."
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