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Six sites make RIAA's 'notorious illegal sites' list

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 May 2010 14:23 User comments (47)

Six sites make RIAA's 'notorious illegal sites' list The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced, jointly with the Congressional members of the International Anti-Piracy Caucus (IAPC) the first ever Notorious Illegal Sites list, calling out the six most "notorious" sites used for unauthorized downloads of music, movies and other copyrighted works.
Additionally, the groups named Russia, Mexico, China, Canada and Spain as the "Top Priority Countries" for lax anti-piracy efforts.

The sites to make the list are: China’s Baidu, Canada’s IsoHunt, Ukraine’s mp3fiesta, Germany’s RapidShare, Luxembourg’s RMX4U.com and Sweden’s The Pirate Bay.

The groups say these sites and their services provide little other uses than an exchange of unauthorized copyrighted works.

"The release of this report casts a damning spotlight once again on several nations with lax copyright protections and websites that brazenly traffic in copyright theft. I'm particularly struck by the IAPC decision to identify significant global websites that facilitate massive theft; theft that destroys jobs and cuts short the dreams of creators who find it more difficult to attract the capital they need to build their careers. Just last week, five years after the 9-0 Supreme Court landmark decision against Grokster, we saw a federal judge rule against the most significant theft machine in this country – LimeWire. While it took some time for the judicial process to work, we did see that in a nation of laws, those who set up elegant schemes to profit from theft will be stopped. There is basic accountability, although much work needs to be done to achieve a fully accountable Internet space," says Mitch Bainwol, Chairman and CEO, RIAA.

The RIAA actually went as far as to say Baidu was the worst offender on the list.

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47 user comments

120.5.2010 15:08

isn't baidu a search engine? i wonder why they aren't mentioning google. afraid of them i guess.

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220.5.2010 15:18

the music industry still cries, stop making the music and then find out how much we care.

320.5.2010 15:32

Free advertising/publicity for those sites. Somehow never heard of 2 of those sites, but now I know about them.

420.5.2010 15:41

I'm glad to see so much attention and resources being spent to catch and stop piracy. Thank goodness there's no more murder, child abuse/abduction/molestation, rampant violence, abuse of civil rights, sex slavery, drug dealing.....oh, sorry, I was dreaming of a perfect world again. My bad.

520.5.2010 15:45

blah blah blah. Some more whining from the RIAA

620.5.2010 15:49

Originally posted by Ryoohki:
isn't baidu a search engine? i wonder why they aren't mentioning google. afraid of them i guess.
According to Wikipedia: Baidu, Inc. (Chinese: 百度; pinyin: Bǎidù, NASDAQ: BIDU), simply known as Baidu...is a Chinese and Japanese search engine for websites, audio files, and images.

Yes, it's a search engine. RapidShare makes some since as a lot of pirated stuff is hosted there but RapidShare won their court case according to a recent article posted here on aD.

Unless their "legal info" is lying I don't see why they listed mp3fiesta. It says: "In accordance with the agreement Site Owner pays license fees for all materials downloaded from the Site subject to the International Copyright Law. Authors, Artists and other Copyright holders including major labels are paid their fair dues.".

Does mp3fiesta not pay the RIAA or does the RIAA hate the small amount they get from mp3fiesta in addition to them having DRM-free music?

Also, what the heck do they mean LimeWire was "the most significant theft machine"? Torrents have been around, and easy to find, long before LimeWire became popular.

In addition all LimeWire does is access the Gnutella P2P network. LimeWire itself is like an entrance to a freeway, you can use a different on ramp (client) to access Gnutella but the LimeWire on ramp (client) is the most popular one.

720.5.2010 16:52

Hey guys, thanks for the tip on RMX4U.com. I never heard of that web site before. I took a look and it's a great site. I'm going to register and check it out more closely. They seem to offer a lot of very useful information. I should probably look at Baidu more closely too. I've always been dismissive of that site because it is based in China, but seeing it included here makes me think that they probably can offer a lot in terms of searching for things that you might have trouble finding elsewhere.

820.5.2010 16:56
Paula_X
Inactive

china=anti USA=good.. but then again.. totalitarian regimes are bad mmmmkay?

be very careful who you trust.. it was 18 years ago Fox Mulder had a badge saying "trust no one" .. now we all need to think like Fox...

(waits for the yanks saying "but fox are good.. they give us simpsons and family guy" .. wrong fox retards ;)

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920.5.2010 17:15

but they didn't name....

...oops, better not say, don't want to do their job for them :)

1020.5.2010 17:19

OK...nice to know RIAA black list; But I think they should be make the list a lot bigger to help us out to know what we do not know: THANKS RIAA !

RIAA can make his black list as bigger as they can or can't; But you know what ?
No body will hear you, 'cos you are not special and the Governments are not working for you !
They are more busy working in theirs own scams with the "Big Corp. Boys", like how to get away with taxes, rip people off using wall street, Oil Co's, etc, etc......

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Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

1120.5.2010 17:22
Paula_X
Inactive

like how to get backhanders from people like David Geffin... oh yeah baby!!

darn.. I just said it didn't I.. look at the Democrats published list of donations.. see Geffin.. I do

John Lennon died.. and Geffin still got his 80% .. fat cat XXXX!..

Quote:
"And my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes"

The Beatles- Taxman - 1966
year I was born.. nothing changes
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1220.5.2010 18:29
Paula_X
Inactive

everybody is too busy laughing.. as they should be.. but this shit is serious.. remember it next time that geriatric in your house gets a postal vote mmmkay?? lets for once and for all kick big business out of state representation... they have no legal rights to be there.. only corruption..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfJ9dVo-jv4&NR=1

Paula got all pointedly political.. theres a surprise.. but this time with a message. I works for Oxfam.. the hours I give and the pennies I pick up off the street make a difference...I know they do.. They go to people whose next concern is "what do our kids eat tomorrow" .. not "what HD tv do I buy" .. get it??

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1320.5.2010 18:31
trident77
Inactive

Originally posted by Ragnarok8:
Free advertising/publicity for those sites. Somehow never heard of 2 of those sites, but now I know about them.
yeah the same here. they are that flipping stupid they advertise these sites LOL. I give up.
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1420.5.2010 18:36

Thanx for the list RIAA!(sarcasm)

1520.5.2010 18:37
Paula_X
Inactive

you won't often see me spam (unless you like nike or reebok or versache jeans.. heheheh)

but here is some spam worth reading.. please people.. make a difference..

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/?ito=1482

even if it's only a few surplus shirts or some pots and pans.. everything will go towards helping people who have less than we in the west can imagine..

1620.5.2010 18:59

WAIT A FRICKEN MINUTE! Sound the Alarm RIAA has done an illegal act.

Remember guys their were two Afterdawn.com reports that Baidu and Rapidshare are innocent of Copyright material now they deem those sites "Illegal" Is Illegal ITSELF now the RIAA I fear has gone rouge their power is getting insane, how can they make such a list?

1720.5.2010 19:21

Believe me, we got more serious problems here in mexico..how does 15000 death people in the last 3 years in the drug war sounds?

1820.5.2010 20:03
Paula_X
Inactive

sounds like yankee cartel operations..where do all tem drugs go.. oh yeah.. the USA

bane of the world since 1945 yankee imperialism and the "free market" shit they impose.. it's all bullshit.. millions for the cartel owners, slavery and misery and death for everybody else...

mr mex.. I'm with you.... but what are we to do about it?

juliaskitchen.co.nr

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1920.5.2010 21:26

@trident77
Let's watch the language - keep it G rated - you know like clean per forum rules.




Forum Rules
Do this before posting
Do not click this link...

2020.5.2010 23:45
trident77
Inactive

Originally posted by neo1000:
Believe me, we got more serious problems here in mexico..how does 15000 death people in the last 3 years in the drug war sounds?
it doesn't sound good at all. human greed is eating the world like an apple. hard times my friend everywere in the world now at the moment.
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2121.5.2010 1:07

lol i think they forgot megaupload XD

2221.5.2010 1:13

so they have have made a blacklist.what does that mean exactly???does it mean anyone going to them sites will get prosecuted or that RIAA just doesn't want people going to them sites???


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2321.5.2010 1:25

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
so they have have made a blacklist.what does that mean exactly???does it mean anyone going to them sites will get prosecuted or that RIAA just doesn't want people going to them sites???
Since RIAA is too busy on figure out how to rip people off like everybody else.
RIAA want you to go to RIAA web-site only....Handle your money to them and they will guaranty you "a break" if you do wherever they told you so.
I bet you after you just do that....they will be your BFF.

Now If you do not want to give your money to them.....well: Just donate your Money to me !
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Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

2421.5.2010 5:10

Originally posted by baxter00:
I'm glad to see so much attention and resources being spent to catch and stop piracy. Thank goodness there's no more murder, child abuse/abduction/molestation, rampant violence, abuse of civil rights, sex slavery, drug dealing.....oh, sorry, I was dreaming of a perfect world again. My bad.
The Recording Industry Association of America doesn't have much business stopping anything you mentioned. What I find weird is how the RIAA lists 6 websites as ones that aren't even based in the USA.

Piracy is a legitimate concern of those record companies, but the way they've been handling it has been just plain unacceptable.

If I was running a record company, I'd just find torrents of my produced music, download them, log the ip's connected, then locate those ips and charge them all a modest $10, not a $2,000+ settlement.

2521.5.2010 5:57

Originally posted by neo1000:
Believe me, we got more serious problems here in mexico..how does 15000 death people in the last 3 years in the drug war sounds?
We have a lot more serious problems in the USA too (Among them the same drug laws that are hurting mexico so much)...but this is a tech site...so we don't comment on governmental and corporate lies, scams, crimes, etc...unless they have something to do with technology.

For example,
A Senator rapes a school girl = not for afterdawn
A Senator rapes a school girl and takes a video with his iPhone = afterdawn front page
Innocent people killed by police = afterdawn does not care
Innocent people being killed by robotic cars = afterdawn gold.

2621.5.2010 9:38

Originally posted by baxter00:
I'm glad to see so much attention and resources being spent to catch and stop piracy. Thank goodness there's no more murder, child abuse/abduction/molestation, rampant violence, abuse of civil rights, sex slavery, drug dealing.....oh, sorry, I was dreaming of a perfect world again. My bad.
It makes me sick. MY child was molested and the molester runs free. Yet this is such a big deal?
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2721.5.2010 11:42

Originally posted by KillerBug:


For example,
A Senator rapes a school girl = not for afterdawn
A Senator rapes a school girl and takes a video with his iPhone = afterdawn front page
Innocent people killed by police = afterdawn does not care
Innocent people being killed by robotic cars = afterdawn gold.
ROFL!!!

2821.5.2010 14:10

bla bla bla who cares they take down 2 sites 4 pop back up. Its what they're supposed to be doing. I don't know why everyone has such a panic attack when they say stuff like this. Of course they're gonna try to take down sites like these, its their job. But I wouldn't worry about them going away. So they say they're gonna take down a site, 2 seconds later there's comments on here about the world ending. Jesus people.

2921.5.2010 14:53

They sure missed a lot of other sites but like others I wasn't aware of "RMX4U.com". Too bad they didn't give us their real list it would promote more piracy and give everyone more options, what are they thinking or is that rhetorical?

3021.5.2010 15:18

How ironic that the so-called recording industry with their lame bully, the RIAA, lash out at music sharing as theft when they have plotted, schemed and connived their way to the bank at the expense of musicians, engineers and others. The recording of music is but a shadow of musical reality. It was never meant and never should be a money generating machine. It should only serve the purposes of musicians in publicizing their efforts. Real music is live music and will always be. Music sharing can and will take over from the recording industry and it will help musicians and music makers thrive.

3121.5.2010 15:38

That was real stupid, now we know where to go to get what we want. RIAA, get your foot out of your mouths! Paybacks a.... you know where I am going!!! LOL, LOL

3221.5.2010 16:07

Nice of the RIAA to publish a "shopping list" never heard of 2 of those sites! Ha Ha

3321.5.2010 17:52

RIAA is reaping what they've sown, by ripping off recording artists over the years, and getting filthy rich, and now they don't control how music is obtained by the customer, therby they don't get the $$$ like they used to.

3421.5.2010 19:42

Originally posted by baxter00:
I'm glad to see so much attention and resources being spent to catch and stop piracy. Thank goodness there's no more murder, child abuse/abduction/molestation, rampant violence, abuse of civil rights, sex slavery, drug dealing.....oh, sorry, I was dreaming of a perfect world again. My bad.
Right on, every day we here the cops cry about no money, we have to layoff or we don't have the resources for that ... yet they are STILL wasting tax payers money chasing some guy who download a few songs. Why should we pay out of our pockets to protect the record industry's income?

3522.5.2010 0:43

Confusing....not one of these is in the US nor under US laws...so exactly what in the hell does the RIAA think they are accomplishing?

3622.5.2010 4:09

i think the RIAA is attempting world domination LOL.


custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

3722.5.2010 5:41

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
i think the RIAA is attempting world domination LOL.
RIAA please.....Attempt to dominated THIS !!!

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

3822.5.2010 13:34

Since the first geeky teenager held a recorder up to the radio to record a song (and hoped the dog wouldn't bark or mom wouldn't yell up the stairs), people have found a way to collect music that they want. In most cases, if they really liked the artist, they also bought the 45's or albums.. and later the CDs. I do listen to music before buying it but prefer Amazon's method of letting me buy individual tracks for .99 rather than a whole CD when I only want 2 songs from it.

My point is that the whole thing is a losing battle and in the end, they only serve to make the lawyers richer and antagonize the audience they're trying to attract. How many people want to see a judgement of thousands or millions of dollars against a poor single mom in the news? Way to go RIAA...

As for the sites, as long as there is an internet, there will be sites to find the goods. Even without the internet, there's still "sneakernet." People are creative that way...

3922.5.2010 15:11

Originally posted by baxter00:
I'm glad to see so much attention and resources being spent to catch and stop piracy. Thank goodness there's no more murder, child abuse/abduction/molestation, rampant violence, abuse of civil rights, sex slavery, drug dealing.....oh, sorry, I was dreaming of a perfect world again. My bad.
Point taken.

4023.5.2010 21:25
crackujak
Unverified new user

Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
Originally posted by Ryoohki:
isn't baidu a search engine? i wonder why they aren't mentioning google. afraid of them i guess.
According to Wikipedia: Baidu, Inc. (Chinese: 百度; pinyin: Bǎidù, NASDAQ: BIDU), simply known as Baidu...is a Chinese and Japanese search engine for websites, audio files, and images.

Yes, it's a search engine. RapidShare makes some since as a lot of pirated stuff is hosted there but RapidShare won their court case according to a recent article posted here on aD.

Unless their "legal info" is lying I don't see why they listed mp3fiesta. It says: "In accordance with the agreement Site Owner pays license fees for all materials downloaded from the Site subject to the International Copyright Law. Authors, Artists and other Copyright holders including major labels are paid their fair dues.".

Does mp3fiesta not pay the RIAA or does the RIAA hate the small amount they get from mp3fiesta in addition to them having DRM-free music?

Also, what the heck do they mean LimeWire was "the most significant theft machine"? Torrents have been around, and easy to find, long before LimeWire became popular.

In addition all LimeWire does is access the Gnutella P2P network. LimeWire itself is like an entrance to a freeway, you can use a different on ramp (client) to access Gnutella but the LimeWire on ramp (client) is the most popular one.
thanks for the info man, guys like you should be on tv showing people how stupid and ignorant most politicians are.

4124.5.2010 11:19

@wg1 whats sneakernet???


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4224.5.2010 13:00
Happy DLer
Unverified new user

It is not the responsibility of hosts, search engins or anyone but the copyright holders to filter. It is the copyright holders responsibility to evolve. Less than 100 companies against millions of DL'ers. the majority has spoken. quit flogging this dead horse and find a way to use this or except your new status of "extinct"

4331.5.2010 11:17

I wish I had a site so I could become one of the most wanted by the most ignorant.

4431.5.2010 11:21

Mitch Bainwol, in my opinion, A.B.G.A.

4531.5.2010 12:16

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
@wg1 whats sneakernet???
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneakernet

461.6.2010 23:49

Anyone wonder if they just helped out some new people to piracy? Think about it for the people new to it. They were just told about 6 sites that are Notorius for illegal content?

Way to shoot yourself in the foot.

476.6.2010 14:40
Ceiling Cat
Unverified new user

Teh RIAA is Newbie, is not I.

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