Sam Yagan, CEO of upstart MetaMachine, Inc. received a letter from the Recording Industry Association of America, Inc. (RIAA) and asked him to shut down eDonkey, MetaMachine popular file-sharing system. So that more than 30 million users in September 2005 to leave eDonkey to share digital files MetaMachine software is the most popular file sharing client in the world. But now the end seemed near. Was there a way to save eDonkey? Was it time for Yagan out? He had little time to figure … Read more »

Sam Yagan, CEO of upstart MetaMachine, Inc. received a letter from the Recording Industry Association of America, Inc. (RIAA) and asked him to shut down eDonkey, MetaMachine popular file-sharing system. So that more than 30 million users in September 2005 to leave eDonkey to share digital files MetaMachine software is the most popular file sharing client in the world. But now the end seemed near. Was there a way to save eDonkey? Was it time for Yagan out? He had little time to figure out his next move.
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Felix Oberholzer-Gee
Source: Harvard Business School
11 pages.
Publication Date: Nov 13,, 2006. Prod #: 707 482 PDF-ENG
eDonkey – Deciding on the future of file sharing HBR case solution