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Napster practices self-censorship

Ronald Hanaki
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The Standard brings you the latest on Napster.

Starting this weekend Napster will voluntarily begin blocking some unauthorized music from being traded on its song-swapping service, an attorney for the company said in federal court Friday.

Napster, which for months has maintained that it did not have the means to block or filter specific songs without completely shutting down its service, has been “working night and day” to develop such a capability, said David Boies, an attorney representing the Redwood City, Calif.-based startup in its high-stakes court battle with the recording industry.

C|Net has more coverage of Napster’s endgame. Napster may be down and out but it looks like MP3 trading will continue to flourish in some fashion.

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