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Appeared on: Thursday, April 20, 2000
Indiana University bans Napster after Metallica lawsuit

"..Indiana University on Thursday became the second school named as a defendant in a copyright lawsuit filed by heavy metal rock band Metallica to ban song-swap software Napster.

Metallica said it now plans to drop Indiana University and Yale University, which also recently banned Napster, from its lawsuit claiming students were encouraged to infringe on the band's copyrights by using the software.

Napster works like a co-op, where users can trade their personal collections of recordings stored in MP3, a digital compression format used to convert music on CDs into computer files. The software, available for free, lets users search a giant database that grows every time new users sign on.."



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