Posts Tagged ‘RIAA’

MPAA and RIAA Members Uploaded Over 2,000 Gigabytes to Megaupload

This month both the MPAA and RIAA filed civil lawsuits against Megaupload and its founder Kim Dotcom for massive copyright infringement. What they failed to mention, however, is that many of their members' employees were actually sharing files on the site. In addition, Disney, Warner Brothers and Fox were all eager to set up content distribution or advertising deals with Megaupload.Source: TorrentFreak, for the ... Full story

Now the RIAA Sues Megaupload “For Massive Copyright Theft”

Just days after the MPAA announced that it had sued Megaupload, the defunct file-sharing site has yet more litigation to deal with. The RIAA has also thrown its hat into the ring, claiming millions in civil damages for "massive copyright theft".Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services. Full story

RIAA Demands Personal Details of Pirating YouTube Users

After focusing on P2P file-sharers in the past, the RIAA is now going after pirating YouTube users. This month the music group obtained a subpoena at a federal court in California and has asked YouTube to hand over the IP-address, email and all other identifying information related to user(s) who uploaded two leaked Chris Brown videos.Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, ... Full story

RIAA Wants Google to End Piracy “Whack-A-Mole”

RIAA CEO Cary Sherman wants search engines to take significant action against pirate sites. The RIAA says Google should implement special anti-piracy measures as copyright holders can't properly take down constantly reappearing links to infringing content. "It’s like 'Groundhog Day' for takedowns," Sherman says. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and VPN services. Full story

RIAA Accuses Grooveshark of Making Piracy a Job Requirement

In the long-running case of the RIAA versus music-streaming service Grooveshark, the major labels have this week asked the court for summary judgment in their favor. They claim that Grooveshark's founders instructed employees to upload as much infringing content as possible, even making that a job requirement. Evidence proving greater levels of infringement was subsequently destroyed, the labels say.Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info ... Full story

RIAA Wants Google to Implement Five-Point Anti-Piracy Plan

This week the global music industry sent its 100 millionth DMCA takedown request to Google. According to the RIAA, this staggering number has done very little to keep the most blatant pirate sites out of search results. Together with IFPI, the RIAA urges Google to up its anti-piracy efforts, which includes demoting pirate sites, or removing them altogether.Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on ... Full story