In defending itself against the legal onslaught of the recording industry, Napster argues that it is simply an Internet service provider. On Wednesday, it started acting like one.

In compliance with the “notice and take down” provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, Napster has blocked the passwords of more than 300,000 of its users alleged to have swapped songs by the rock band Metallica.

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