The Napster Controversy


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This case study was compiled from published sources, and is intended to be used as a basis for class discussion. It is not intended to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of a management situation. Nor is it a primary information source.

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Case Code : BECG007 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 200;
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Themes

Ethics in Business
Case Length : 07 Pages
Period : 2000
Pub. Date : 2002
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : Napster.com Recording Industry Association of America
Industry : Media, Entertainment & Information
Countries : India

Abstract:

The case examines the legal battle between the website Napster.com and the Recording Industry Association of America in the late 1990s to 2000. The legal and ethical viewpoints of both the parties involved in the controversy are presented.

Issues:

Intellectual Property Rights, Business Ethics.

Contents:

  Page No.
RIAA vs. Napster 1
Background Note 2
The Arguments 4
The Future of Napster 4

Keywords:

Napster.com, Recording Industry Association of America ,1990,2000, legal, ethical, parties

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