The ninth circuit court
February 12, 2001 7:58 AM   Subscribe

The ninth circuit court will be releasing their verdict on the linked page by 10am PST (noon CST). Is this the end for poor old Napster, or will other options be made available?
posted by Zebulun (5 comments total)
If Napster is shut down, I personally will boycott new CDs for the rest of the year. The only place I will buy CDs from will be used record stores, and those will be used. Otherwise, I will use what ever tools I can find to download MP3s and rip my own CDs.

The RIAA can be taught a lesson here. If the 50 million Napster users boycott all CDs for a period of three or more months, then the music industry will have no choice but to allow Napster to return.
posted by DragonBoy at 9:53 AM on February 12, 2001

Looks like their NT4 server can't handle the hits, error 500, internal server error.
From Netcraft: The site runs Lotus-Domino/5.0.5 on NT4/Windows 98.

posted by machaus at 9:56 AM on February 12, 2001

Lets not forget other great file sharring apps like Hotline and Carracho
posted by Brilliantcrank at 9:58 AM on February 12, 2001

I was using Hotline back in 97, before the banner ads. I haven't used it in a little over a year, but last I checked, it's overrun with banners, whereas on Napster, you can just point and click.

posted by jragon at 10:10 AM on February 12, 2001

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