Webnoize, a technology research firm, has reported that the 1.6 million MP3 files that were swapped in April on Napster is a devastating 36 percent drop from the number that changed hands in March. Granted, in February, people began swapping en masse in anticipation of court injunctions that would shut down, or seriously maim the beloved site. Thus, a slight drop in number isn't too big a surprise, but 36 percent is not a comforting omen. Napster has definitely lost its shineóthe latest trouble being some serious "overblocking" ñthe unintentional removal of authorized songsówhich has users riled. They issued a public apology last week and promised to continue to refine their filters to avoid such problems.
Source: Wall of Sound