Category: 2000

twixnmix: Left Eye and Andre Rison photograp…

twixnmix:

Left Eye and Andre Rison photographed by Chris Cuffaro, 2000. 

twixnmix:Halle Berry and Eric Benet during H…

twixnmix:

Halle Berry and Eric Benet during

HBO Golden Globes After Party

on January 23, 2000. She won Best Actress for her portrayal of Dorothy Dandridge in “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” (1999).

Angelina Jolie and her husband Billy Bob Tho…

Angelina Jolie and her husband Billy Bob Thornton at the premiere of “Gone in Sixty Seconds” on June 5, 2000.

Jim Carrey and his fiancée Renee Zellweg…

Jim Carrey and his

fiancée

Renee Zellweger at the premiere of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”

at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on November 8, 2000.

Eric Benet and Halle Berry at the New York Cit…

Eric Benet and Halle Berry at the New York City premiere of “X-Men”

on July 12, 2000.

Eric Benet and Halle Berry at the 31st Annual …

Eric Benet and Halle Berry at the 31st Annual NAACP Image Awards on February 12, 2000 at Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Halle Berry and Eric Benet during HBO Golden G…

Halle Berry and Eric Benet during HBO Golden Globes Post Party on January 23, 2000. She won Best Actress for her portrayal of Dorothy Dandridge in “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” (1999).

On this day in music history: July 26, 2000 – …

On this day in music history: July 26, 2000 – The P2P file sharing service Napster is ordered by a US federal judge to cease trading copyrighted music on their website within 48 hours. The music focused online website founded by Shawn Fanning, John Fanning and Sean Parker in 1999, is the subject of lawsuits of numerous recording artists like Metallica, Dr. Dre and various record labels when they find the sites millions of users illegally downloading mp3 digital files of their music. Metallica discover that a demo version of their song “I Disappear” (from the as yet to be released film “Mission Impossible 3”) is being freely circulated before the song is even released. Also the single “Music” by Madonna" is also leaked on to the website before its official release. Among the allegations leveled at Napster include That its users were directly violating the plaintiffs’ copyrights. That Napster was responsible for contributory infringement of the plaintiffs’ copyrights. And that Napster was responsible for vicarious infringement of the plaintiffs’ copyrights. Napster loses the case in District Court and is forced to close the website, though they file an appeal. In May of 2002, Napster announces that is selling its assets to the German media firm Bertlesmann for $85 million, then filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on June 3rd. An American bankruptcy court blocks the sale on September 3, 2002, forcing Napster into Chapter 7 status, making them liquidate their assets. Napster’s brand and logo trademarks are purchased in an auction by Roxio who re-brand their Pressplay paid music download service as “Napster 2.0”. Roxio sells Napster to Best Buy who in turn sell it to Rhapsody in 2011, who is the current owner of the company. It is also available as an app through the multi-media corporation iHeart Radio.

Aaliyah and her brother Rashad Haughton at the…

Aaliyah and her brother Rashad Haughton at the 4th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival and preview of Kimora Lee Simmon’s new lingerie line ‘Baby Phat’ at Sony Atrium on August 4, 2000 in New York City.

Left Eye & Andre Rison photographed by C…

Left Eye & Andre Rison photographed by Chris Cuffaro, 2000.