EMusic watches Napster grow

According to ACNielsen's Web ratings service, Napster.com is now the 22nd most popular site on the Web, having risen 23 places despite legal difficulties and a promise to start charging for downloads. Simultaneously, EMusic has begun monitoring Napster users, detecting traded music bearing the company's digital watermarks. The first sweep reportedly uncovered 600 people and EMusic has asked Napster to have them banned, though Napster has not taken action. EMusic reports that it has found 35,000 of its files on Napster.

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