The End Of Napster As We Know It

At a hearing in Federal District Court on Friday, March 2, Napster proposed to carry out the February 12th Court of Appeals ruling by blocking the sharing of file names submitted to Napster by copyright holders. In contrast, the injunction proposed by the recording industry would force Napster to shut down entirely.

Napster attorney David Boies announced in the hearing that Napster would start implementing a system over the weekend that will block users from downloading restricted artists albums and songs.
Boies said Napster was adapting its system to conform with the appeals court ruling, but he believed that a jury would find that the service was not illegal.
He said Napster can block individual file names, but cannot go into the files to see if there has been a copyright violation. Boies said the appeals court put the burden of proving copyright infringement on the recording industry.

"They placed on the plaintiffs the burden of first coming forward and identifying a work that they had a copyright in, and second demonstrating that it was listed on the Napster index that is available through Napster," Boies said. "Because the court of appeals -- we think -- properly put that burden on the plaintiffs, we have begun by dealing with those files where the plaintiffs have met that burden."

Boies said Napster has already blocked more than 1 million song files.

Record companies want Napster to block out all files of a song or album. It has submitted a list of more than 6,500 songs it wants blocked.

The judge has not yet ruled, but there is hope that the court's injunction, when it is issued, will allow the Napster community to operate while efforts to seek an agreement with the recording industry and transition to a membership-based service, continue.

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The End Of Napster As We Know It

I really dont see what the problem is with all these different people complaining that napster is taking spreading their songs around the net illegaly. At the end of the day it is the user with the mp3s. Even if napster was closed down mp3s would not stop circulating, due to the fact there are things such as Warez sites and other pirate sites anyway. So rather than having half measures, leave napster alone or stop every single mp3s on the net!!

The End Of Napster As We Know It

Lets face it not everyone want to buy a full cd spcially when there is only 1 or 2 good songs. Why dont save hard earned cash on something that worth while (how many times would u listen to a cd 3, 4 times before u move on to the next one & skip the crup songs). Also when is the last time u heared artists need money? I say buy cds if u like the front cover & add to your cd tower, download MP3s if u want to save money!

The End Of Napster As We Know It

I WILL NEVER DIE. I AM THE ALMIGHTY NAPSTER. IF THEY SHUT ME DOWN I WILL BECOME POOPSTER AND THEN CLITSTER AND THEN MOOSTER, OINKSTER, f**kSTER, BITCHSTER, GODSTER, AND well you get the point. Anyways, I AM THE ALPHA AND OMEGA, I WILL CREATE CLONE AFTER CLONE AFTER CLONE.... Don't you hate those damn pussy ass bitch music people. They can't just sing to make us happy and to let us have something to get our groove on, nooo they gotta have us pay them 12-28 bucks a CD!!! Thats bullshit! Get a real job! Thats what I say! Look at Korn... THATS NOT TALENT!!! They just scream into the microphone what they're f**ked up heads think of.(not saying I don't listen to it) If there was no freakin music label companies we would have no probs at all. This is all bullshit. I just think its to bad my library has already reached 10,000 songs and I don't really need much more except for new releases. Bitches need to leave Napster alone!

The End Of Napster As We Know It

f**king greedy imbred sons of a bitches making us pay $28 a f**king cd. METALICA SUCKS f**kING c**k bloody sellouts. Hah whats this bullshit about "The End Of Napster As We Know It " god u guys at megagames are comedians napster will never die clone after clone after clone will be poping up evrywhere mua ha ha ha ha no one can escape the wrath of music sharing.

The End Of Napster As We Know It

I'm sorry to say this, BUT YOU FU*KS SIMPLY DONT CARE ABOUT THE WORK THAT HAS BEEN PUT IN TO THIS MUSIC BY THE ARTISTS!!!! Why wuold people make music if they knew there was no money to earn???? You people get a job and buy the f****** CD's!! I say that Napster shoul make it so that you could pay for just one song so that you don't have to pay for a whole CD when all you want is one single song...

The End Of Napster As We Know It

Being from Guam it's hard to find certain music being that we only have a few radio stations that play mostly top 40. Napster allows me to find new music which they don't play on local radio stations. Napster also protects the consumer from being ripped off by artists and labels that release an album with one good song and 17 tracks of craptacular music. What is the difference if i tape a song off the radio? Same concept right? I do agree that downloading mp3's and ripping them and burning them on to cd for commercial distribution is a crime. There is nothing wrong with getting mp3's for personal use. Even if they shut down Napster, something else will come along. THEY'RE TOO LATE!

The End Of Napster As We Know It

As many people have referred, a clone of Napster will eventually appear.So just move on!And all those crappy artists shouldn't complain, because at all the grammys they say:"I would like to thank my fans for giving me all the support I needed and for being there when I needed them".Well, why don't you thank "your" fans by letting them download your tunes?You're already rich enough!!!And anyway when somebody finds an interesting file they will probably buy the CD.Jesus Christ!And these little record companies want their copyrights?f**k you all!People, lets help Napster as much as we can!

The End Of Napster As We Know It

Mang....f**k all of you d**kheads who wants to shut down napster. Who the f**k would always bother checking out new tunes in their local music store. Tell u what, my purpose of using napster is to sample songs okay, I d/l a few songs from the artist, if it sounds crap I'd delete it, if it sounds good altogether I'd buy the album, happy? so it's a win-win situation boys and gals!!! (NOTE: I only buy albums when they are really really good, u know not something that somes out of ur neighbour's garbage bins, they stink, something liek LIMP BIZKIT is cool!!! and I got their album!)METALICA sucks alright!!! and "Napster is not dead yet" unless u've shut all of our traps (too many mouths to shut believe me), we'll keep fighting and fighting until the record labels back down and drop the lawsuit altogether. Becuase without fans they won't survive.

The End Of Napster As We Know It

I think the record companies don't care about napster, just the RIAA. You know the people that represent Shitty music ?(Britany Spears,BSB,NSYNC,and LimpRoachRock , and KidKornBizkit )Mp3s are on the net if you just look for them. Learn how to use IRC!([url removed] are all over the place, its just a matter of finding them.The thing that sucks about NAPSTER being shut down is that I discovered HUNDREDS of new bands because of it. Now Im stuck watching *shivers like Mr.Burns* MUCH MUSIC and crap like that. So in conclusion I blame napster being shut down on the wankers that hardly know anything about anything andthat shouldnt have been using it in the first place (old people).For now go check out [url removed]

The End Of Napster As We Know It

NoNeed.....the artists are already able to eat a $500 meal a night....while the rest of us go wit McDonalds or BK or some shit like that. I use Napster....and if i were an artist....i wouldnt mind....because music should be about the heart, not the $$$$.Anavrin

The End Of Napster As We Know It

Anavrin is totally right!f**k the damn artists!hey will say oh its not for the money! Oh of course its not. Its for all THE f**kING MONEY!they don't sing just because they like to.They want our money!You know what I say?If they shut Napster down we all just go on stike and not buy CDs!!!!!!!!!!!

The End Of Napster As We Know It

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I think everyone should lay off of Napster, no one should be telling Napster about all this Copyright bulls#%t. If you really think about it is our right to go on to napster as we see fit and get whatever we want. Cause if it weren't for us there would be no music stars!!!

The End Of Napster As We Know It

Hey everybody, you think napster is finished, your wrong. Napster is King and it will stay that way till the world ends. The RIAA thinks they can shut it down but they are hypocrits, and probably do the same thing. All i know is that i can't find certain songs without going on Napster like that tune From the Eclipse comercial. I just found out it was made by this group called the Wiseguys, i thought it was so good that i will probably by there CD (if they have one). Shit i just made them what... 20 bones. Hell everybody, just remember if you know what songs are banned just rename them and your troubles will cease to exist. BYE!!!RIAA Terrorist

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