For last ten years, Michael A. Carrier, an associate professor at Rutgers University School of Law, has studied the music industry in the post-Napster era.
During that time, he has interviewed some of the most influential people in what he calls Big Music--the major companies that control the recording industry.
His report is now available. His conclusion? Big Music hurt innovation, discouraged investment and has led to a never-ending legal battle over copyright that continues to prevent us from moving forward into the digital age.