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DRM

Abbrev. for Diploma in Radiation Medicine.
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INTERNET music service Napster finally sounded the Death March yesterday.
Only last week, Bertelsmann offered pounds 12m - which probably means that Napster was very, very close to collapsing.
Had Napster, whose site remains dark as it works out a licensing arrangement with the big record labels, not existed, I would never have found my way back to buying music.
Middelhoff knew that even if Napster ultimately failed, forcing the corporation to write off its entire investment, Bertelsmann would still record a major gain.
Napster ran afoul of Big Music Business and international copyright laws when it went live in 1999 with its system of unique software and file-sharing.
At least one insurer thinks the Napster case alone may make a number of companies re-evaluate their approach to the specialized market of intellectual property insurance.
Over a period of three months in mid-1999, he wrote the source code for a music file-sharing program that he called Napster. This allowed computer users to swap music files (initially in MP3 format) over the Internet, without going through a central server - what is known as a peer-to-peer (P2P) network system.
Napster's plan to reorganize its service started with a strategic partnership with music industry giant Bertelsmann AG, back in October.
You, or someone you love--perhaps that teenager upstairs--has downloaded digital copies of copyrighted music from the Internet using the Napster system.
The recording industry has been celebrating the supposed defeat of Napster. The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed the grant of a preliminary injunction that may well have the effect of closing the service down completely and ending the commercial existence of Napster's parent (that is, unless the record companies agree to an implausible deal Napster has proposed).
Napster ruling upholds copyrights, blocks server-based song swapping.