EMI signs music fingerprint deal

Napster creator Shawn Fanning has made a deal with music giant EMI for use of his Snocap music tracking system. Snocap allows internet users to trade music legitimately over peer-to-peer networks as every song is given a unique fingerprint.

Early file-sharing system Napster was shut down in 2001 after US judges said it was breaking copyright law but it has re-launched as a legal service.

Snocap has already signed deals with Sony BMG and Universal. Terms of Snocap’s EMI deal were not disclosed when the agreement was announced on Thursday.

Source: BBC

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