November 1, 2000

Napster's future tough to label

Author: JT Smith

Wired.com follows up on the Napster agreement with Bertelsmann this week. "Although Napster is now working with Bertelsmann, the owner of major record
label BMG, its ability to deliver a service that protects copyright holders could
determine the course of litigation with the recording industry.

Both Napster and members of the Recording Industry Association of America
continue to develop new distribution strategies while waiting for the Ninth Circuit
Court of Appeals to determine whether the file-trading service should be shut
down."

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