[rumori] Re: Napster "dies" tomorrow...

From: Vicki Bennett (peoplelikeusATmistral.co.uk)
Date: Fri Mar 02 2001 - 16:48:36 PST

>->Will Negativland's often-thousands of titles available suddenly be
>->considered "copyrighted" and blocked?
>That's another misunderstanding - I think only the
>properties specifically delineated by the Big 5 will be
>blocked. Originally the plaintiffs demand was that the
>burden would be on Napster to determine what was infringing
>material and what is not. But Judge Patel ruled that it
>would be up to the copyright holders to deliver to Napster a
>big list. Napster is only required to block the titles on
>that list.
>What I'm wondering is if "beatles.mp3" by John Oswald will
>be blocked....... ;-)

Yes, this was my understanding too.. they aren't going to be blocking
anything but the groups represented by the companies that caused
napster to shut down in the first place.
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