Angry Coffee

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Angry Coffee, led by Adam Vincent Powell, Todd Tate and CTO Jeff Burchell, deployed the first publicly available web interface to P2P networks when they launched Percolator in June 2000. When Napster denied Angry Coffee users access to their database, the story appeared on the front page of The Wall Street Journal.[1]

On June 27, 2000 Angry Coffee made this statement: "Napster has shut us out of their network. We think it's lame that a company that built its business through unauthorized distribution would consider Percolator to be an unauthorized use of their resources, but they're entitled to their opinion."[2]

Soon after this event Angry Coffee went on to assist EMI and Capitol Records with the marketing and promotion of internationally famed band Radiohead, with the release of Kid A in 2000.[3]


  1. ^ Gomes, Lee (26 July 2000). "A Different tune - When Its Own Assets Are Involved, Napster Is No Fan of Sharing - Copyright Maverick Resists Those Who Join it on Disputed Frontier". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Napster Steams Angry Coffee
  3. ^ Borland, John (27 September 2000). "Major music label teams with Napster-inspired firms". CNET News. Retrieved 18 February 2011.