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The Napster Controversy

The RIAA, Metallica, Napster and Net music fans duke it out

By Tony Smith

Posted in Register Full Coverage, 16th August 2000 10:53 GMT

The RIAA vs Napster

Analysis
Napster will live or die by 'fair use'

A Settlement?
Bertelsmann eyeing up Liquid Audio?
BMG attempting to merge with EMI
Top Bertelsmann brass resign
BMG alliance may hinder Napster cloners
BMG, Napster deal damned by Universal
Napster makes sweet music with Bertelsmann

The case comes to the Appeal Court - again

No verdict in Napster trial - yet

Pre re-trial tussles

Napster brief slams RIAA tactics
US Patent Office dismisses key Napster defence
US appeal court sets date for Napster trial
Napster goes on offensive

Napster goes to appeal

Appeals court orders Napster stay of execution

Napster comes to court

Napster to close Friday
RIAA dubs Napster defence 'patently baseless'
Napster details copyright case defence
Napster tries to talk its way out of RIAA suit
DoJ's top gun from MS trial joins Napster defence
New surveys cited in Napster injunction request
Napster use survey takes heat off college students
Napster loses preliminary hearing

Napster's effect on the music biz

MP3 to kill the CD by 2005 - MORI
Downloaded music sales to hit £300m in UK by 2005
Napster nukes CD sales
Napster enabled 1.4bn song swaps in September
Napster-style sites to cost music biz $3.1bn by 2005
Napster has huge number of users - shock!
Napster usage stats support RIAA claims
Napster use survey takes heat off college students

Sony and Napster

Sony backtracks from anti-Napster spiel
We will block Napster at source - Sony exec

Metallica et al vs Napster

Napster told to say 'Sorry, Metallica'
Colleges defy Napster ban demand
Metallica lawyer tells colleges to block Napster
Napster fan hacks 50 more sites
Pro-Napster hacker claims 60 site scalps
Napster exiles 230,000 more alleged music pirates
Napster Metallica ban proving hard to enforce
Irate fans prep Metallica specific Napster clone
Napster bans most alleged Metallica pirates
Napster may ban Metallica's 'pirates'
Metallica to shame - but not name - Napster 'pirates'
Chuck D benefits Napster with on-line rap contest

Napster and other bands

Spice Girls tune in to Napster
Smashing Pumpkins' MP3 tells label to fornicate off
Radiohead new album pops up on Napster
Spinal Tap to fill Napster void
Madonna single leaked via Napster

Napster vs The Offspring

Offspring agrees to can Napster album giveaway
Napster to sue bastard Offspring

Legislative Manoeuvres

Senator Hatch's Napster Epiphany
Bush & Gore on Napster: compromise but pay up?
White House sticks its nose in Napster appeal

Napster's business

VC pumps $15m into Napster