Preface and Acknowledgements 1 The Birth of the Napster Phenomenon 2 The Growth of the Underground Internet 3 Big Boys Get Angry 4 The Battle Commences 5 The Voice of the People: The Fury of the Underground Internet 6 Bertelsmann (and The End of Napster As We Know It) 7 Children of Napster - Music and Video 8 Will Online Subscription Prosper 9 Napster, File Sharing, Peer to Peer - and the Impact on the Wider Business World 10 Newcomers and Old Stagers 11 Irresistible Forces and Immovable Objects 12 Conclusions
Trevor Merriden is a journalist specializing in the application of new technology and ideas. He has written, lectured and broadcast on a wide range of business and economic issues for media in Europe, North America and Australiasia. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Internet Business magazine.
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