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12 Reasons That Prove Kids Don't Know How Lucky They Have It

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 08.13.2014 | Comedy
Jeff Sorensen

I'm only 29 but I'm starting to feel my age with teenagers running around looking like it's the 80's again.

How to Disrupt and Dominate Any Industry

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

One key to entrepreneurship is and always has been disruption. In any market, the potential for a disruptive business is tantamount to guaranteed success.

Five Legal Myths That Can Cost You a Fortune

Jack Garson | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Your mom already warned you: Just because everyone else is doing something doesn't mean you should. Remember the bridge?

Why We Can't Stop Pirating -- But We Should

Chris Peak | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Peak

I'm not naive to think that just because I choose to watch a movie on my couch rather than in a movie theater it's not stealing. I understand that it is. It's no different than if I walked into a friend's room and when he wasn't looking I swiped his DVD of Freddy Got Fingered. Note: Watching Freddy Got Fingered would also make me a victim, too.

Metallica Drummer On Napster: 'They F--ked With Us, We'll F--k With Them'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.24.2013 | Entertainment

It has been 13 years since Metallica took on Napster in a landmark moment for music, and the band's drummer, Lars Ulrich, says that while he still bel...

Sasha Belenky

These Must-Read Articles Will Make You Miss The '90s

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 09.13.2013 | Media

1. "The X-Files," Like The Black Cat, Is Now 20 Years Old Nostalgia for the 1990s, that decade of pre-9/11 innocence, funky clothes and slow di...

An A-Sides Aside: Director Alex Winter DownloadsNapster

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Napster's Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker with Alex Winter The recently-released documentary Downloaded takes us back to a time in which there was no...

New Documentary, Downloaded, Tells the True Tale of Napster and the Impact on Our New Digital World

Gordy Grundy | Posted 08.24.2013 | Entertainment
Gordy Grundy

Alex Winter's new documentary Downloaded reconstructs the collapse of the music industry as consumers and high tech innovation blow out the foundation of the bloated behemoth. A little dorm room start up, Napster, caused a tsunami of trouble.

All Your Books Are Belong To Us

George Heymont | Posted 07.04.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

There's an old saying that "knowledge is power." However, long before anyone had written up a job description for an "intellectual property" lawyer, people were battling over who should and should not have access to knowledge.

Happy 10th Birthday, iTunes!

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — When Apple launched its iTunes music store a decade ago amid the ashes of Napster, the music industry – reeling from the effect...

Public Enemy's Chuck D: Digital Distribution Is the Future

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Public Enemy hip hop sensation Chuck D stops by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at SXSW 2013 to talk about being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his Evil vs Heroes instrumental album, and the new digital label for independent artists, SpitDigital.

Bill and Ted 3 Sneaks Its Way Into SXSW 2013 (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Alex Winter stops by the Samsung Blogger Lounge at SXSW 2013 to talk about the premiere of his Napster Documentary, Downloaded, an upcoming pilot for AMC, and the status of Bill and Ted 3.

If You Give Music Away Free (and Legally), They Will Come

Doug Olenick | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology
Doug Olenick

Video may have killed the radio star, but free online music streaming services are putting the infamous Peer-to-Peer (P2P) music swiping services to rest. What is finally going to put the nail in the P2P business is not only free, but legal.

At What Point Should We All Start Feeling Guilty For Using Spotify?

Jason Gilbert | Posted 08.19.2014 | Technology
Jason Gilbert

The New York Times has a front (web)page story this Tuesday about streaming services like Spotify and Pandora and the paltry payments some artists rep...

My Love Letter to the Internet

Brian Penny | Posted 02.25.2013 | Technology
Brian Penny

It took time to connect, but once we did, I was in love. Whenever I had a bad day at school, you were there to listen. We tied up my parents' phone line all night exploring life together and discussing our beliefs. Those days will always make me smile.

Zach Carter

Universal-EMI Merger Expected To Clear FTC Vote On Friday

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Commission plans to vote on the controversial merger between Universal Music and EMI on Friday, and is currently expec...

Zach Carter

The Day The Music Died? The Dangers Of A Universal-EMI Merger

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Today, music lovers have more ways than ever before to access their favorite songs and discover artists they've never heard of. Can't li...

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 08.22.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

From Lady Gaga's nearly 80 million followers and fans on Twitter and Facebook, to Spotify's 16-million-song catalog, social media's impact on the music industry is undeniable.

Hey Dude From Cracker, I'm Sorry, I Stole Music Like These Damned Kids When I Was A Kid

Travis Morrison | Posted 08.19.2012 | Home
Travis Morrison

These are some of my memories and methods of wanting music so badly that I just reached out and grabbed it even before Napster made it easy and cool. Apparently, none of my cohort ever did any of this stuff. Either that, or they are doing that generational-amnesia thing.

New Music Seminar: A Conversation With Tom Silverman, Plus Chatting With Marty Stuart and Jesse Winchester

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Reevaluating Ownership

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 06.06.2012 | Small Business
Jennifer Hamady

Trademarks are becoming as common as commas, yet with a far greater impact than overused punctuation. While the legal lockdown of conversational language is progressing, the copyright law and rights are being thoroughly challenged.

Pirate or Pioneer? My Daily Downloads Are Illegal -- For Now

| Anonymous | Posted 01.20.2012 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

Rhapsody Buys Napster

Posted 12.03.2011 | Technology

By Yinka Adegoke (Reuters) - Two of the longest-running names in digital music, Rhapsody and Napster, are combining in a bid to grow market share...

Jason Gilbert

Boyz II Men Member: 'In The Next 10 to 15 Years, All Music Is Going To Be Free'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

"In the next 10 to 15 years, all music is going to be free," Nathan Morris, member of stalwart R&B group Boyz II Men, told HuffPost over the phone. It...

Sean Parker: I Trolled For Girls On Myspace

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.22.2011 | Technology

"So, what inspired you to write 'Sexyback'?" That's how Jimmy Fallon began his interview with Sean Parker at the NExTWORK conference. Played by Jus...