Posts Tagged ‘RIAA’

RIAA Copyright Pressure Silences Historical Radio Archive

ReelRadio, a site that streams an archive of often decades-old historical radio shows, has been forced to take down much of its library after the RIAA complained that the site was operating outside the terms of its license. The letter of the law is tight, and the RIAA is insisting that the near 20-year-old site now meets all of its requirements.Source: TorrentFreak, for the ... Full story

When Guided by Google, Legal Music is Quicker Than Piracy

Google is often admonished by music companies for not making pirate music harder to find, but does it deserve that criticism? Tests carried out by TorrentFreak on the Billboard Top 10 reveal that in the majority of cases finding authorized content is quicker and easier than finding pirate downloads.Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services. Full story

RIAA Reported 50 Million Pirate Links to Google

The RIAA has reached a new milestone in its ongoing efforts to get pirated content removed from the Internet. This week, the music industry group reported their 50 millionth URL to Google. Despite the search engine's swift removal policy, the RIAA sees pirated files reappearing almost immediately, calling it a ‘Groundhog Day’ for takedowns.Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing ... Full story

RIAA Revenue Drops to Record Low

The RIAA's latest tax filings reveal that the anti-piracy group's revenue has hit a record low as membership dues from record labels continue to decline. But despite the downward trend RIAA CEO Cary Sherman received nearly $500,000 in bonuses in addition to his million dollar salary. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services. Full story

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