January 15, 2003
Napster: The Life and Death of a P2P Innovator

Napster didn't just make P2P a household word -- its legal history was an acid test for the nascent peer-to-peer industry, and established precedents that continue to affect file swapping today. The company's legal battles were watched by the public and scrutinized by the press until Napster took its last breath. This condensed timeline details Napster's beleaguered legal history (requires Flash and Javascript).

Posted by Stephanie Hornung at January 15, 2003 12:39 PM
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Thanks for this article, I enjoyed it. Nice would be screen shots of the site at different times.

Posted by: Greg on March 22, 2003 06:00 PM
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