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.