The War Between the RIAA and Cox Communications Continues — Both Sides Seek to Toss Each Other’s Lawsuits

The RIAA’s long-running war against Cox is entering a new chapter. The Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA), which represents Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony Music Entertainment, and ISP Cox Communications are preparing … Continue Reading

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Sony, Warner, UMG File a Massive Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against RCN

Major record labels are continuing their crusade against ISPs and their pirating subscribers. ISP RCN is the target of the latest massive copyright infringement suit. Several major record labels filed a lawsuit Tuesday that claims RCN didn’t do enough … Continue Reading

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Crackdown Against Illegal Streaming Continues — Department of Justice Issues Indictments Against Two of the Largest Illegal Streaming Sites

A federal grand jury has charged eight men behind two of the largest illegal streaming operations in the US. Illegal streaming sites Jetflicks and iStreamitAll were two subscription-based streaming sites. Thousands of movies and TV shows were available… Continue Reading

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Amazon Responds to Counterfeit CD Allegations: ‘Counterfeit Is an Age-Old Problem’

Yesterday, an investigation by the Recording Industry Association of America found that that 25% of CDs ‘Fulfilled by Amazon’ were counterfeit, with 100% of box sets determined to be fake. “Alarmingly, 25% of the purchased CDs that were ‘Fulfilled by A… Continue Reading

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As Piracy Significantly Declines, Italy’s Music Industry Association Reveals the True Problem — Spotify and YouTube

According to an Italian rights organization, Spotify and YouTube – not piracy – remain the music industry’s worst problem. In 2014, the United States Trade Representative removed Italy from the Watch List in its Special 301 report.  The Watch List trac… Continue Reading

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In a Major EU Test, DailyMotion Fined €5.5 Million for Failing to Remove Infringing Content

In a well-watched case, Dailymotion has been tagged with a €5.5 million ($6.1 million) fine for failing to proactively remove copyrighted videos. French video-sharing website Dailymotion has been fined €5.5 million (about $6.1 million) by Italy’s Court… Continue Reading

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To Combat Rampant Piracy, a U.N. Organization Launches a Global Anti-Piracy Database

So far this year, multiple piracy websites have gone down as part of a large-scale crackdown from the music industry. Thanks to aggressive subpoenas from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), YouTubNow, a self-described “powerful” YouTu… Continue Reading

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