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Labels Must Provide Song File Names For Removal, Judge Rules

In the continuing saga of Napster, U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel said on Friday (April 27) that it's the world's major music labels responsibility to provide file names of songs they want banned from Napster's music library.

Patel, who issued the injunction against Napster on March 5, filed a memo with the U.S. District Court in Northern California, stating the labels may have misinterpreted an earlier federal appeals court ruling to mean they were not required to provide file names of songs they want removed, and the labels' interpretation that they don't have to identify file names under certain circumstances, "requires reading more into the paragraph (opinion) than the Ninth Circuit has made apparent."