Napster NPR's John McChesney reports the online music service known as Napster may have taken a step toward legitimacy with the announcement yesterday of a partnership with media giant Bertelsmann (BMG), but the record industry's lawsuit against Napster is not going away. There are four other record companies suing the internet upstart and, so far, they do not seem willing to drop the copyright infringement suit.

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NPR's John McChesney reports the online music service known as Napster may have taken a step toward legitimacy with the announcement yesterday of a partnership with media giant Bertelsmann (BMG), but the record industry's lawsuit against Napster is not going away. There are four other record companies suing the internet upstart and, so far, they do not seem willing to drop the copyright infringement suit.