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Streaming revenue has surpassed digital download revenue in 2015
Streaming revenue has surpassed digital download revenue in 2015
The RIAA has announced that revenue from streaming has surpassed digital for the first time ever. In 2015, streaming accounted for $2.4 billion ...... 23 Mar 2016 - 4 comments
RIAA wins $22 million in damages from MP3Skull
RIAA wins $22 million in damages from MP3Skull
The RIAA has secured a $22 million judgement against MP3Skull, a site that did not host but linked to pirated song files. MP3Skull lost because ...... 27 Feb 2016 - 5 comments
Aurous settles with RIAA over piracy suit for $3 million
Aurous settles with RIAA over piracy suit for $3 million
The RIAA has settled its lawsuit with music streaming service Aurous for $3 million. The service had been sued just 72 hours after launching in October. ...... 10 Dec 2015
Owner of music piracy site RockDizMusic gets sentenced to three years in prison
Owner of music piracy site RockDizMusic gets sentenced to three years in prison
The operator of the defunct RockDizMusic music piracy site has been sentenced to three years in prison. U.S. authorities had accused 23-year-old ...... 19 Nov 2015 - 1 comment
Streaming music leader Pandora to look internationally for expansion
Streaming music leader Pandora to look internationally for expansion
According to new reports, Pandora is preparing to expand internationally and has already tried to acquire rights to play songs outside of the U.S. ...... 11 Nov 2015
RIAA demanding $17 million in damages from new Grooveshark
RIAA demanding $17 million in damages from new Grooveshark
The RIAA has asked the courts to issue a default judgement against the new Grooveshark music service, demanding $17 million in piracy damages ...... 01 Nov 2015 - 7 comments
Pandora settles with RIAA over pre-1972 royalties
Pandora settles with RIAA over pre-1972 royalties
Internet radio giant Pandora has settled with the major record labels over royalties owed for tracks written before 1972, songs that aren't ...... 24 Oct 2015 - 2 comments
FBI takes down pre-release music piracy site ShareBeast
FBI takes down pre-release music piracy site ShareBeast
The FBI has seized two domains belonging to popular sites to find pre-release music. Both ShareBeast and AlbumJams now have the FBI/DOJ takedown ...... 16 Sep 2015 - 3 comments
Here is the RIAA's list of 50 top pirate sites that are an 'assault on our humanity'
Here is the RIAA's list of 50 top pirate sites that are an 'assault on our humanity'
As they do every year, the industry trade group RIAA has submitted its list of the top 50 "rogue" piracy sites to the U.S. government, and as ...... 29 Oct 2014 - 15 comments
RIAA files civil suit against Megaupload
RIAA files civil suit against Megaupload
The music industry trade group RIAA has added to Megaupload and owner Kim Dotcom's woes, filing a new civil lawsuit. Megaupload was shut ...... 15 Apr 2014
Court: Joel Tenenbaum must pay $675,000 fine for file sharing
Court: Joel Tenenbaum must pay $675,000 fine for file sharing
In a case that is now 9 years in the making, the First Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled this week that Joel Tenenbaum must pay the $675,000 ...... 26 Jun 2013 - 5 comments
RIAA forced to lay off employees after revenue drops again
RIAA forced to lay off employees after revenue drops again
According to tax records, the RIAA has had to lay off many employees as revenues continued to sink. It appears that over the last two years, ...... 25 May 2013 - 6 comments
RIAA adds digital streams to its calculations for gold and platinum certification
RIAA adds digital streams to its calculations for gold and platinum certification
For the fith time since the 1950s, the RIAA has changed the way they calculate gold and platinum certification for single tracks. Under the ...... 11 May 2013 - 4 comments
RIAA: Google is ineffective at preventing piracy
RIAA: Google is ineffective at preventing piracy
Last year, Google publicly announced it would be demoting all accused piracy sites in its search rankings. This week, the RIAA has said the ...... 22 Feb 2013 - 13 comments
Verizon, Time Warner will throttle speeds, restrict usage of repeat copyright infringers
Verizon, Time Warner will throttle speeds, restrict usage of repeat copyright infringers
By the end of this month, the new "six-strikes" Copyright Alert System will go live in the U.S. Verizon and Time Warner have outlined their ...... 17 Nov 2012 - 12 comments
Some old favorites top RIAA's latest 'Notorious' piracy sites
Some old favorites top RIAA's latest 'Notorious' piracy sites
As they do annually, the RIAA has released their latest list of "notorious" piracy sites. The list is sent to the Office of the United States ...... 16 Nov 2012 - 20 comments
Joel Tenenbaum must pay RIAA $675,000
Joel Tenenbaum must pay RIAA $675,000
Joel Tenenbaum has lost another appeal this week, and must pay the RIAA $675,000 in statutory damages. The new ruling upheld the original ...... 25 Aug 2012 - 15 comments
RIAA budget, staff slashed in almost half
RIAA budget, staff slashed in almost half
The RIAA has been struggling. The group's budget, which comes directly from distributors and music labels, has been slashed in almost half, ...... 25 Aug 2012 - 10 comments
Supreme Court declines petition from doctorate student sued by RIAA
Supreme Court declines petition from doctorate student sued by RIAA
The case of Joel Tenenbaum continues. Tenenbaum, the former doctorate student who was convicted of illegally sharing 30 tracks via P2P has ...... 22 May 2012 - 2 comments
RIAA comments on the death of Megaupload
RIAA comments on the death of Megaupload
Last week, the U.S. government shut down Megaupload.com, one of the largest and longest running cyberlockers in the business. Its founders, ...... 26 Jan 2012 - 40 comments
Anonymous retaliates for Megaupload shutdown by hitting multiple sites
Anonymous retaliates for Megaupload shutdown by hitting multiple sites
Following news that Megaupload and Megavideo were shut down by ICE, the hacktivist group Anonymous set off on a tale of vengeance. The group ...... 20 Jan 2012 - 27 comments
RIAA and Homeland Security the latest organizations accused of illegal downloading
RIAA and Homeland Security the latest organizations accused of illegal downloading
More revelations are coming to light about who is illegally downloaded pirated content via the website YouHaveDownloaded, and this time it appears ...... 21 Dec 2011 - 16 comments
Members of Congress start digging for details of blog seizure
Members of Congress start digging for details of blog seizure
At least two US legislators are taking the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to task for the events surrounding the ...... 12 Dec 2011 - 3 comments
ICE: Oops, sorry for taking down Dajaz1.com
ICE: Oops, sorry for taking down Dajaz1.com
Earlier in the year, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) took down the popular hip-hop music blog Dajaz1.com, claiming it was a "rogue ...... 09 Dec 2011 - 5 comments
RIAA spokeswoman attempts to rewrite history claiming file sharing lawsuits succeeded
RIAA spokeswoman attempts to rewrite history claiming file sharing lawsuits succeeded
Some days you have to wonder if anyone at the RIAA actually reads their official statements before unleashing them on the public. At the very ...... 08 Dec 2011 - 6 comments
The RIAA jumps into a Las Vegas lawsuit to argue against fair use
The RIAA jumps into a Las Vegas lawsuit to argue against fair use
Always on the lookout for ways to push back against the recognition that any unauthorized copying is legal, the RIAA has filed an amicus (friend ...... 06 Dec 2011 - 6 comments
RIAA threats against ReDigi show why copyright law doesn't work for digital content
RIAA threats against ReDigi show why copyright law doesn't work for digital content
A service for reselling legally purchased music downloads, called ReDigi, launched in October month after several months in beta. Now they are ...... 15 Nov 2011 - 3 comments
Shocker: The RIAA wants the DMCA re-made
Shocker: The RIAA wants the DMCA re-made
After numerous high-profile losses in court, the RIAA's senior vice president of litigation Jennifer Pariser says the labels may soon ask Congress ...... 06 Nov 2011 - 12 comments
MPAA / RIAA report says they're doing just fine
MPAA / RIAA report says they're doing just fine
As the entertainment industry in the US lobbies for PROTECT-IP, the E-PARASITE Act, ACTA, and numerous other legal measures designed to give ...... 04 Nov 2011 - 5 comments
RIAA targets Russian social network, cyber-lockers in report
RIAA targets Russian social network, cyber-lockers in report
RIAA submits report on "notorious markets". First in the firing line for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) was VKontakte, ...... 28 Oct 2011 - 12 comments
RIAA targets label sanctioned downloads in DMCA takedowns
RIAA targets label sanctioned downloads in DMCA takedowns
If you want to know why so many people think the PROTECT IP censorship bill is so dangerous, you don't have to look any further than how the ...... 12 Sep 2011 - 4 comments
Pandora's losses highlight DMCA's effect on Internet radio
Pandora's losses highlight DMCA's effect on Internet radio
Pandora, the popular Internet radio service, continues to grow at an amazing pace, so why is it they can't seem to turn a profit? The answer ...... 26 Aug 2011 - 13 comments
RIAA appeals Thomas-Rasset case
RIAA appeals Thomas-Rasset case
As expected, the RIAA has appealed the latest Jammie Thomas-Rasset decision. Citing the court's failure to classify Thomas-Rasset's actions ...... 23 Aug 2011 - 5 comments
Jammie Thomas-Rasset has massive file sharing penalty reduced
Jammie Thomas-Rasset has massive file sharing penalty reduced
In 2006, Jammie Thomas-Rasset was sent a letter asking her to settle (for $3300) over alleged unauthorized file sharing of 24 tracks. She ...... 24 Jul 2011 - 37 comments
The RIAA spent over $2 million lobbying the government last quarter
The RIAA spent over $2 million lobbying the government last quarter
No wonder they have to sue so many file sharers. According to Bloomberg, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) spent $2.1 ...... 25 Jun 2011 - 12 comments
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