July 17, 2001

Napster to ditch MP3 for proprietary format

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "Yep, in what is the final nail in the coffin of what Napster once stood for, the
company has done a deal with PlayMedia Systems to develop the new .nap format.
PlayMedia will work on encryption and playback and Bertlesmann will tie it in with
a digital rights system so files can't be swapped without people paying for them."
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