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Napster asks help from Congress

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 09 Jan 2002 3:48

Napster's CEO Konrad Hilbers told on Monday to musicians, lawyers and music industry executives that Congress should force major record labels to license their music catalogs to smaller independent music firms with a mandatory per song rate if labels don't agree to license their music otherwise.
Napster, which is trying to implement it's upcoming legal music service, is struggling because so far it hasn't signed any licensing deals with major record labels. And opening a music service without major record label content isn't something that's going to work very well.

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