Stories by James Evans and James Niccolai

Peer-to-peer moves beyond Napster

Napster Inc. may be on shaky ground after a U.S. appeals court Monday said the music file swapping service probably violates recording industry copyrights. But peer-to-peer computing can mean much more than simply exchanging a few music files over the Web, and the nascent computing model probably has its best days ahead of it, according to analysts and industry executives.