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Irresistible forces : the business legacy of Napster & the growth of the underground Internet

Author: Trevor Merriden
Publisher: Oxford : Capstone, 2001.
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This book is about - but not only about - Napster. The story of Napster is important in its own right, but its legacy even more so. The phenomenon that surrounds Napster has highlighted the extraordinary potential for the mass mobilisation of consumer and community power. This irresistible force - the underground Internet - has blown apart conventional models of doing business. Merriden charts the birth of Napster  Read more...
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Merriden, Trevor.
Irresistible forces.
Oxford : Capstone, 2001
(OCoLC)622070790
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Merriden
ISBN: 1841121703 9781841121703
OCLC Number: 48154816
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 178 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The birth of the Napster phenomenon --
Why Napster spread like wildfire --
Big boys get angry --
The battle commences --
The voice of the people: the fury of the underground Internet --
Bertelsmann (and the end of Napster as we know it) --
Children of Napster: music and video --
Post-Napster: will online subscription prosper? --
Napster, file sharing and peer-to-peer: the impact on the wider business world --
Newcomers and old stagers --
Irresistible forces and immovable objects --
Conclusion: Napster, business and the future.
Other Titles: Business legacy of Napster & the growth of the underground Internet
Responsibility: Trevor Merriden.

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This book is about -- but not only about -- Napster. The story of Napster is important in its own right, but its legacy even more so. The phenomenon that surrounds Napster has highlighted the  Read more...

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