Music isn’t just a hobby for FindLaw.com Sr. Writer Corey Licht, the newest member of the Consumer Core Content team. While Licht’s musical creations are a labor of love, it was the intersection of music and technology that brought him to the legal profession in the first place. Licht said he took an interest in the law in the early 2000’s, when Napster and other controversial file-sharing sites came under fire for copyright infringement.
Napster was shut down by court order in 2001, giving rise to legitimate digital music services. Licht, meanwhile, continued to stake out his niche.
“I’ve always been involved in music and writing, so when these new forms of digital distribution became widespread, I became interested in the legal implications of their use,” said Licht, who currently spends much of his free time producing hip-hop music (i.e. “dropping beats”) for Bay Area rappers.