Provides a description of the rise and fall of Napster, the free online music-swapping service. Also describes the second generation peer-to-peer services (eg, Gnutella) and paid subscription services (such as MusicNet, press play).

Provides a description of the rise and fall of Napster, the free online music-swapping service. Also describes the second generation peer-to-peer services (eg, Gnutella) and paid subscription services (such as MusicNet, press play).
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Youngme Moon
Source: Harvard Business School
18 pages.
Publication Date: Jun 19, 2002. Prod #: 502093-PDF-ENG
Online Music Distribution in a Post-Napster World HBR case solution