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British Telecom boogies to Napster

As music industry executives line up to condemn Napster, the music sharing phenomenon being sued by Heavy Metal band Metallica, the controversial service found a friend in British Telecom, kicking off yet another copyright furore. Unlike telecoms providers across the pond, BT has labelled Napster "innovative" and has confirmed it has no plans to block its users from using the service, even though it effectively turns a user's machine into a server.
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As music industry executives line up to condemn Napster, the music sharing phenomenon being sued by Heavy Metal band Metallica, the controversial service found a friend in British Telecom, kicking off yet another copyright furore. Unlike telecoms providers across the pond, BT has labelled Napster "innovative" and has confirmed it has no plans to block its users from using the service, even though it effectively turns a user's machine into a server. Full story. -- Jane Wakefield, ZDNet UK

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