Napster Is Found Liable For Distributing Software to Pirate Music

by | Feb 12, 2001

In a lawsuit filed by A&M Records (and all members of the RIAA) on December 6th, 1999, the courts find Napster liable for the infringing use of their peer-to-peer software. An injunction forces the company to shut down the service on July 11th, 2001. It later reemerges as a pay service, but shuts down indefinitely on September 3rd, 2002.