The music industry has been transformed as a result of technological and business innovations, such as purchased music have changed, and created and distributed as value. Napster, Inc. operated one of several sites that allow Internet users access to MP3 music files – which eventually led to lawsuits to issues of protection of intellectual capital. These questions lead to the study of the forces at play in the transformation of the music industry, the strategic … Read more »

The music industry has been transformed as a result of technological and business innovations, such as purchased music have changed, and created and distributed as value. Napster, Inc. operated one of several sites that allow Internet users access to MP3 music files – which eventually led to lawsuits to issues of protection of intellectual capital. These questions lead to the study of the forces at play in the transformation of the music industry, the strategic alternatives for the players in the industry and the regulatory framework underpinning of strategic alternatives, with a particular focus on the protection of intellectual capital.

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Mary M. Crossan,
Margaret Ann Wilkinson,
Mark Perry,
Trevor Hunter,
Tammy Smith
Source: Ivey Publishing
22 pages.
Publication Date: Jun 28, 2001. Prod #: 901M02-PDF-ENG
Napster and MP3: Redefining the Music Industry HBR case solution

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