June 25, 2001

Court shoots down Napster appeal

Author: JT Smith

CNET News.com: "A federal appeals court has determined that Napster must continue to block the
swapping of copyrighted music, marking the latest legal setback for the fading online
service.

In a terse, two-page order released Friday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied two
separate requests from Napster. In one, a three-judge panel said it would not rehear the issues it
ruled on last February. Responding to another petition, a larger group of judges also declined to
review the matter in a so-called en banc appeal."

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