Napigator v2

Tired of always trying but failing to get a connection to a nap server? Well Napigator is the solution. Instead of being forced onto a pre-selected server, which can happen to either be full or really lagged from you, you can now choose and control which server you connect to.

You can choose the server with the least amount of users and lowest ping times for the best connection, or choose the server with the most amount of files if you're having a hard time finding the song you want on less popular servers. The choice is now yours.

Napigator is your free navigator to nap servers. It is your exclusive guide to helping you find almost all the Internet audio online you want.
Napigator works side-by-side with your favorite Windows nap client, giving you an up to date status of all nap servers on various networks, including the new and openly free Opennap Network and popular Napster Network.

Napigator lets you see real-time server statistics and ping times. Allowing you to make the decision of which server you connect to based upon the number of users, files, gigabytes, and network lag.

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Napigator v2

With legal victory against Napster Inc. ([url removed] all but assured, the record industry quietly has begun to move against hundreds of Napster clones that also offer free music downloading via the Internet.Since Monday, the Recording Industry Association of America, the main trade group representing record labels, has sent about 60 legal notices to the Internet-service companies that provide Web connections for "Open Napster" servers. These are computers that run Napster-like software, but aren't associated with the Redwood City, Calif., company's service.Numerous free programs, such as one called "Napigator," can be downloaded from the Internet and used to locate Open Napster servers. Napigator author Chad Boyda said there are about 350 such machines operating, though the number varies daily.Cary Sherman, general counsel for the RIAA, said the actions against the Open Napster movement were made possible by last week's decisive anti-Napster ruling by a federal appeals court, which settled the legal issues in the case overwhelmingly in the record industry's favor. The terms of an order that could lead to Napster's closure will be argued over next Friday during a hearing before U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, who issued an earlier ruling in the case and was asked by the appeals court to craft an injunction.The RIAA itself wasn't a plaintiff in the suit against Napster, a role played by the record labels individually. The industry group took action against the Napster clones because it serves as the labels' agent in tracking music piracy, routinely sending out notices against Web sites that host unauthorized recordings as well as the service providers they use to connect to the Internet. Under a 1998 law called the Digital Millennial Copyright Act, an Internet-service provider must, upon being notified, block access to one of its customers if they regularly infringe copyrights.Boyda said the industry's move was expected. "We knew it

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