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Napster Deal

The German media giant Bertelsmann AG - also known as BMG - announced today that it has formed a "strategic alliance" with the internet company, Napster. BMG's new e-commerce arm and Napster will develop subscription-based service for file sharing. Once that happens, BMG will drop its part of the music industry lawsuit against Napster -- which charges Napster with copyright violations. NPR's Rick Karr reports.

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