Date: 2nd October 2000

Hollywood Eyes Napster Appeal

Arguments begin in a federal appeals court in San Francisco today over a judge's ruling last month declaring Napster, the Internet company that allowed users to trade music online, illegal.

Asked about the implications of the appellate court's ruling for the movie industry, MPAA chief Jack Valenti told the online Inside magazine in today's issue: "If this court says that Napster is legitimate it would be a terrifying blow. I can't believe they will do that."

Source: Studio Briefing