Napster wins a stay of injunction.

7-28-00 4:00 PM PST antiGUY
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted Napter's request for a stay on the injunction won by the RIAA against the music trading company on Wednesday. Had the appeals court not granted the appeal, Napster would have been forced to shut down their service at Midnight tonight (7-28) PST. 

The appeals court found that Napster "raised substantial questions (on) both the merits and the form of the injunction."  

Napster must still fight Wednesday's decision by U.S. District Judge, Marilyn Hall Patel. The San Mateo Company now has until August 18th to file a legal brief with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. They will then have until September 8th to file a responding brief with the court. The Court will at that time set a date to hear oral arguments on the issue. If the appeals court upholds the injunction, than Napster will have to shut down their service pending a trial.