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Napster staves off swansong

Music swap service pleas for leniency

Music-swapping service Napster has filed a petition against the court ruling that found the company in violation of copyright law. It's asked for the case to be reheard.

The company is requesting the full Ninth Circuit of the US Court of Appeals hears the case, Napster said in a statement late on Friday.

This petition is Napster's last avenue of appeal to the Ninth Circuit. The company said it has not yet decided whether it would take the case to the US Supreme Court, its final option.

"A compulsory royalty, rather than an injunction, would be the proper means to harmonise rights-holder protection with promotion of new technologies used for noncommercial copying," Napster said.


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