Napster restart is delayed again
As the head of the Napster board, Konrad Hilbers, reports, the music exchange will not go live this month as planned, due to the status of the agreement on the licensing of music titles from the leading record companies that do not yet like expected is reached, so Hilbers.
Hilbers could not say when Napster will be launched . In the summer of 2001, the popular music exchange had to stop its service. Because of copyright infringement Napster was faced with lawsuits of millions and had to surrender. After Napster had found a partner in Berthelsmann, the formerly free music exchange service was supposed to resume its service as a now paid subscription offer. After several delays, things should start again this quarter. The dispute over the licensing of music titles continues, although the record companies first have to provide evidence that they even have the copyright to 213 of the titles for which they had claimed damages from Napster, the judge in charge. These 213 tracks include songs by well-known artists such as the Beatles and Elvis Presley.