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Napster and labels granted a stay in legal process

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 24 Jan 2002 7:13

Recording industry and Napster jointly asked and were granted a 30-day stay in their copyright infrigement case. Two record labels, EMI's Capitol Records and Virgin Records opted out from the stay request.
According to an order issued by U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, the case will not resume until February 17th. Request for stay can be understood as a sign that both parties are near of settlement in their case that was launched in 1999 by labels against Napster.

Napster which operated hugely popular P2P network was shut down in July 2001 and launched its new legal subscription service for beta testers in this month. Company is desperate to seek a closure to its on-going lawsuits and also to get license agreements with major record labels to use their material in its legal service.

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