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[FYI] Napster to Charge Fee for Music Rights


Napster a start-up that has
               terrified the recording
          industry by letting its users copy
          music from each other free over
          the Internet, agreed yesterday
          to a plan to change course and
          charge a fee for its service,
          distributing part of the fee as
          royalties to record companies.

          The plan would be financed
          partly by one of the companies
          that tried to shut it down — the
          German media giant
          Bertelsmann, which lent
          Napster an undisclosed sum to
          help change the service and
          received an option to buy a
          stake in the company in return



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