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"We intend to fully comply with the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) and our policies. We will take down all users Metallica has alleged, under penalty of perjury, to be infringing."
—A statement on Napster's site
NAPSTER PULLS PLUG ON METALLICA'S LIST
317,377 Users Of MP3-Swapping site Denied Access
In another victory for litigious copyright holders, online music site Napster said it has removed the 317,377 users who have been accused by Metallica of violating copyrights.

The action was taken in response to a request from Metallica, which filed suit against the site last month. Earlier this month, Metallica presented Napster with a list of users who it claimed had illegally copied the band's songs.

"We intend to fully comply with the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) and our policies," reads a statement posted on the Napster site. "We will take down all users Metallica has alleged, under penalty of perjury, to be infringing."

The company said that users who feel they have been banned by mistake will be given the opportunity to submit a "counter notification" form.

The ban will only extend to users who shared versions of commercially released songs, and would not apply to "bootleg" recordings made at concerts.

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