Napster Screening System Will Help

Pleading to keep the service going, attornies for Napster today told the judge that a new screening system could potentially block as many as one million MP3 files from being traded on the network. RIAA President Hilary Rosen told AP that the group sees potential in the efforts by Napster, but many think they should be forced to do more. Napster officials said the software would be smart enough to catch variations on spelling and other tricks that could be used to get around such filters. Many critics doubt the effectiveness of said screening based on the theory that users will simply rename files. Only time will tell what the final resolution to this conflict between Napster and the RIAA will be.

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