Movemoor schrijft: "Metallica gooit er nu toch echt de beuk tegenin bij de rechtzaak tegen Napster. De advocaten hebben NetPD ingehuurd die afgelopen weekend 335.000 mensen hebben geidentificeerd die de muziek van Metallica online hadden staan.
Het 60.000 pagina's tellende document wordt woensdag bij het bedrijf bezorgd met de vraag ze af te sluiten..."
"I don't know if it's going to put a chill on the user end," said Howard King, the Los Angeles attorney who represents Metallica and rap artist Dr. Dre, who also is suing Napster. "But it certainly is going to show other artists what they can do to get their work out of Napster."
[...] Attorneys for Metallica say they hired NetPD, an online consulting firm, to monitor the Napster service this past weekend. The firm came up with more than 335,000 individual users who had made the band's content available online, the lawyers said.
Napster has consistently refused to remove specific artists' content from its service, noting that it is only a directory for the individuals who are trading the files. But the company has said it would eject users who are specifically identified as copyright violators.
Napster had no comment on the news.
[...] The current list of Metallica song-traders will only be given to Napster and will not be included in the lawsuit, King said. Dr. Dre has not yet conducted his own search for pirates, but the same techniques will likely be applied to the rapper's work if Napster does respond, the attorney added.
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