[CoSD]Headbanger schrijft: "Hoewel het goed bedoeld is van rockband The Offspring heeft Napster hen toch per email verzocht om de verkoop van Napster-stuff via hun homepage te stoppen. Wel bedankt Napster The Offspring voor de steun die ze kregen":
The email, which RollingStone.com obtained a copy of, came from Napster Business Development Manager Chris Phenner. It reads: "We noticed the sale of Napster-related merchandise on the Offspring.com site, and wanted to ask for the removal of all offers relating to the sales of our merchandise. I have contacted the folks at ArtistDirect as well, and wanted to thank you in advance for your compliance in this matter."
The Offspring were said to be startled by the notice, according to the source, who wished not to be named.
"The band were totally taken by surprise and reluctant to do anything to disappoint Napster fans and the Napster community," said the source. "They are gonna think about [the order] over the weekend."
There was no comment from Napster on the matter by press time.