NAPSTER RULING SPARKS CONTROVERSY

SAN FRANCISCO -- Napster, the controversial free on-line file-sharing service, received another setback here in a Feb. 12 ruling by the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. This ruling affirms most of the decisions reached by Judge Marilyn Patel, who handed down the U. S. District Court injunction in A&M Inc. v. Napster here last July.The three-judge panel agreed, in a 58-page ruling drafted

SAN FRANCISCO -- Napster, the controversial free on-line file-sharing service, received another setback here in a Feb. 12 ruling by the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. This ruling affirms most of the decisions reached by Judge Marilyn Patel, who handed down the U. S. District Court injunction in A&M Inc. v. Napster here last July.

The three-judge panel agreed, in a 58-page ruling drafted by Judge Robert R. Beezer, that the Redwood City, Calif.-based Napster will be l

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