Napster Blocks 1.3 Million File Names; RIAA To Reply

By | March 23, 2001 at 12:00 AM

File-swapping company Napster has filed its second compliance report with a federal court and claims to have filtered out more than 1.3 million file names of copyrighted songs. But the Recording Industry Association of America maintains that Napster is falling short of its responsibilities and plans to file a reply to Napster’s report with the federal court Tuesday, a spokeswoman said.

In the compliance report, which Napster filed this week, the company said it has filtered out 228,569 artist-song title pairs from its system and more than 1.3 million file names. Napster’s filtering actions come as a result of U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel’s order that the online company begin taking down all music files identified by the record labels as protected under copyright laws.

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