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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Napster Girds for Court

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Mateo, California-based Napster, an Internet music startup, and the recording industry sharpened their legal strategies this week in moves punctuated by Napster's disclosure Thursday that it is hiring lawyer David Boies, who led the government's case against Microsoft.

In a brief filed late on June 12, the Recording Industry Association of America, which represents major record labels, argued that the court should stop Napster from operating, pending the outcome of the trial.

The brief said Napster is contributing to growing and irreparable harm to the commercial music industry.