NAPSTER CLONE HIT WITH FEDERAL LAWSUIT

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(May 24, 2001) -- Napster may be muted, but now the recording industry is taking on Aimster, another file-sharing program, with a copyright infringement lawsuit.

Filed in a Manhattan federal court today, the suit was brought by record labels including Sony Music, EMI Group, Bertelsmann's BMG and Vivendi Universal's Universal Music. Reuters reported that major film studios are expected to file a similar suit against the company. -- Adrienne Mand

Copyright May 2001, Crain Communications Inc.

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