Napster For Sale? – As Napster and the RIAA await word from a federal appeals court on whether the music-swapping service can legally operate, a possible resolution is emerging that might end the standoff and leave all parties standing. This article explores the possibility of Napster being purchased by an ISP – at least two have been engaged in negotiations – and going to a subscription model.
I’ve always thought a subscription model for Napster would be a good idea, but the model described in this article seems a little more restricted than I had in mind. In this scenario, only people who buy their internet access from the ISP would be able to access Napster – as a premium service.