[windows2000] OT: Roxio buys Napster

  • From: Jim Kenzig <jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 15:31:19 -0500

This is an interesting one. Roxio (Easy CD Creator people)have purchased
Somehow I missed this over the weekend...if you go to Napster.com it has a
Roxio link on it now.

Software maker Roxio is buying the remaining assets of song-swap service
A Delaware bankruptcy judge approved the sale Wednesday.
Roxio will pay about $5 million for Napster's technology patents and its

Napster was once the high-flying start-up of a college student, who saw the
service as a way to connected like-minded music fans so they could share
songs for free.
The music industry convinced a federal court to force Napster offline. It's
been down since July of last year.
Roxio, which specializes in making CD burning software, hasn't said what
it'll do with the Napster leftovers.

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