Poll: Napster Might Survive

Online file-swapping service Napster might just survive following its recent filing for bankruptcy protection, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. Of 2,739 participants, 42% said "ma

Online file-swapping service Napster might just survive following its recent filing for bankruptcy protection, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. Of 2,739 participants, 42% said "maybe" when asked if the company will make it through, although they believe odds for long-term survival are low since other free file swapping sites have emerged since Napster has been offline attempting to build a paid service.

32% of voters said the company seems to be out of cash and public favor, thus spelling its probable demise. On the other hand, 10% said the bankruptcy filing would give Napster time to regroup and secure new investments while continuing its quest to again become a premiere online music destination.

Those who do not trade files online and do not care what happens to Napster made up 16% of respondents.

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