October 31, 2000

Bertelsmann forms alliance with Napster

Author: JT Smith

Info World reports, Bertelsman's newly formed eCommerce Group, BeCG, and Napster have developed a membership-based service that will provide file-sharing capabilities that "perserve the Napster experience while at the same time providing payment to the rightsholders," the company said in a statement. ZDNet reports that Napster will soon be charging fees. The Associated Press talks about how the deal could save Napster.
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