* These are two separate questions* 1. In 1999, Napster, a peer-to-peer music sh
* These are two separate questions* 1. In 1999, Napster, a peer-to-peer music sharing service that allowed users to download MP3s for free was created. A&M Records, part of Universal Music Group, as well as several other record companies affiliated with the Recording Industry Association of America filed a lawsuit against Napster. What did the plaintiffs accuse Napster of? Do you think that the plaintiffs have a good claim? What should Napster’s defense be? Will their defense be successful or is A&M Records, Inc. likely to prevail on their claim? What were the intellectual property rights violated? What was the final outcome of this case? How was this case ruled on in the Supreme Court with Grokster? To find out: Search the internet “A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster Inc.” to read about this famous case then explain your findings. Requirements: Begin contributing to the discussions no later than midnight of the first Saturday after a lesson opens. Your original post should be a minimum of 150 words and based on your own unique composition. Read, evaluate and compose a substantial in-depth response (minimum 150 words) to at least one or more of your peer’s responses in the discussion area. See discussion rubric for grading details. Include examples in your discussion. Adhere to APA standards and use APA guidelines to cite references. Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation are expected. Do not copy and paste someone else's work. 2. Read Chapter 11 (Intellectual Property) prior to completing this assignment. Many case studies are included in your textbook. This exercise will help you to learn vocabulary and how to analyze the case and write a brief a case. For every Case Brief: You must find a case related to the weekly chapter. You can pull your case from the book or from the internet as long as you cite the sources. Please write a short synopsis of the case using the brief outline below no longer than two pages. The synopsis should be typed, double-spaced, times new roman 12 font and printed in black ink. Case brief written assignment expectations: Facts: This should be a quick list of facts, but make sure to include any legally significant facts. Procedural history: These are notes about the journey the case has taken through the court system. Issue presented: What is the legal issue that the court is discussing? Note, there can be more than one issue. Holding: This is the ruling of the court. If the issue presented is a question for the court to answer, then the holding is the answer to that question. Legal reasoning: This is a quick summary of the thought process used by the court to reach their conclusion. Rule of law: If the court applied any rules of law that are important, you want to write that down too. Concurring or dissenting opinions (if any): If your casebook included a concurring or dissenting opinion in your reading, you will need to read it carefully. It is there for a reason. Citation: Required.

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