New Napster version
Even before commercialization, Napster is now offering version 2 Beta 10 of the client software for download. It is emphasized that the use of the new version is completely free.
The most significant innovation is the introduction of the ' acoustic fingerprint '. This technology allows Napster to identify the exchanged files based on the soundtracks, so that copyrighted music files can be sorted out more efficiently. Therefore, the filters will be loosened a little again, which in the past few days made it impossible to swap some songs that were not protected by copyright at all. In addition, Napster can now monitor the file transfer much more precisely, so that you can take action earlier in the event of a copyright infringement. One day this system will be used to be able to pay the artists for their music.