According to that article, they will still have the original "free" service, and a new and improved one with "reliable downloads, files will be scanned for viruses, and all songs will be available all the time"Originally posted by Koolguy
Yesss!!! They aren't gonna shut it down!!!
Hmm, this seems kind of strange... If Napster can operate their existing free service, and offer the pay one concurrently, then I'm guessing that would make the free service that is in use now, technically legal. Or at least make it so that record companies and artists don't have a problem with it.
Why then, if the record companies are perfectly OK with it, would anybody want to pay to use the service? "reliable downloads"? How can Napster regulate downloads? "all songs available all the time", hmm never have I not found a song that I was looking for on Napster. and "virus checking"?
Hmm.. unless napster comes out with some more features for their new "improved" service, I don't know why anyone would want to use it.