Napster's Swansong?

08/19/1998 at 12:00 AM EDT

Napster was ordered to stop making much of its music available for downloading off the Internet by this weekend. Though the court action by a San Francisco federal judge is expected to be appealed (all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary), yesterday's ruling will shut down the most popular service on the controversial site. Howard King, attorney for rapper Dr. Dre and the rock group Metallica, longtime legal foes of Napster, predicted to USA Today that, come Saturday, the service will look like a "blank screen."

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters