[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[FYI] US punk band cashes in on Napster


-------------------------- CUT -------------------------------

Jan Howells  [05 Jun 2000]  

US punk band cashes in on Napster  

Napster may be still working out a business plan, but a punk band has 
come up with a way of cashing in on the MP3 digital music website's 
celebrity status.  

Southern Californian band The Offspring are busy selling unauthorised 
Napster merchandising from their website. The group makes no secret 
of the fact that it will pocket all proceeds from sales.  

The Offspring could put Napster in the uncomfortable position of 
suing the band to protect its trademark rights. Napster is already 
being sued by artists such as Metallica and Dr Dre over alleged 
breach of copyright for tracks swapped by its members.  


-------------------------- CUT -------------------------------