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Judgement day for Napster

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 12 Feb 2001 0:58

Ok, we've seen this before. Important court date is coming up for Napster, Inc. -- users flood to the service and trade as there's no tomorrow.
Today Napster will be in front of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court was set to rule on an injunction issued last year by a lower court, but it was put on hold and taken under submission by a three-judge panel. Today's ruling could ultimately shut down the service immediately.

Last night, peak hours showed over 2.2 million files being shared through Napster - almost 13,000 users logged in. In just one server..

Today's decision might ultimately be one of those written in the books of digital history and to be remembered years from now. But ah well, we'll see what happens.

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