June 29, 2001

Napster orders strict service upgrade

Author: JT Smith

CNET News.com: "Napster is forcing people who want to trade music through its file-swapping site to upgrade
to a severely restricted version that allows trading of only a fraction of the songs
previously available.

As expected, people who signed onto the site Thursday morning were greeted with a message
telling them their older software would no longer work.

"All previous versions of Napster have been disabled," the message says. "We're making this
change as part of our ongoing effort to comply with the court's orders.""

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