According to NetValue statistics, Napster’s ongoing legal controversy is extremely effective as Web site marketing. Unique visitors to the music trading site increased from 1.6 million in April to 3 million in May, up from only about a half million in February. For perspective, CDnow.com logged only 200,000 more visitors than Napster in May.
To read more about the Napster numbers, go to www.pcworld.com. To read an analysis of possible ways that Napster might profit from those numbers if the company survives its legal challenges, read zdnn.com.