insane meldt dat Metallica al weer succes heeft met de rechtzaak tegen Napster, de Indiana University volgt het voorbeeld van de Yale Universiteit en heeft gisteren besloten dat Napster ook van hun Universiteit moet verdwijnen om het niet tot een rechtzaak met Metallica te laten komen:
Indiana University yesterday followed the example of Yale to re-impose a ban on controversial 'seek, locate, download' MP3 music software Napster.
Like Yale, Indiana's move was made in response to the legal action launched last week by metal band Metallica.
On Wednesday, Metallica said it would remove Yale from its lawsuit, which primarily targets Napster itself but also named five US universities the band alleged were aiding and abetting Napster's encouragement of music piracy. Metallica said yesterday it would now drop Indiana from the suit, too.
Like Yale, Indiana University denies any liability toward Metallica. "We now believe, however, that our faculty, staff and students could incur legal exposure if they use this technology. Until those unresolved legal issues are clarified, it seems prudent to block the site," said a university spokesman.