The RIAA Obtains DMCA Subpoenas Demanding the Personal Info of 14 Stream-Ripping Websites

As part of its major music piracy crackdown against YouTube stream-rippers, the RIAA has targeted a slew of new websites. First, with just a single subpoena obtained at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the music organizati… Continue Reading

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The RIAA, Music Canada, and IFPI Successfully Shut Down Pirate Cyberlocker DBR

Several weeks ago, the RIAA managed to take down YouTubNow, a major YouTube stream-ripper, with just a subpoena. Shortly after the major music organization’s court filing, the website, which boasted about its “powerful” service, went down. Spinning the… Continue Reading

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RIAA Demands NameCheap and Cloudflare Hand Over Personal Information of Y2Mate’s Owner

Two weeks ago, the RIAA successfully took down a major YouTube stream-ripper with just a subpoena. According to YouTubNow’s webpage, the stream-ripper allowed users to quickly and easily download their favorite music. “YouTubNow is a powerful service t… Continue Reading

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Electronic Frontier Foundation Slams the RIAA on Stream-Ripping; Files Amicus Curiae In Favor of FLVTO.Biz

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has joined the fight against the music industry. The major labels currently have a major problem on their hands. Following the RIAA’s failure to successfully sue notorious Russian stream-ripper FLVTO.biz and its owner… Continue Reading

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FLVTO.biz Issues a Fiery Response Brief Against the RIAA’s Court Appeal

At the beginning of this year, and in a shocking ruling, notorious Russian stream-ripper FLVTO.biz soundly defeated the major labels – led by the RIAA – in a U.S. federal courtroom. Industry observers had expected the RIAA – which represents Warner, So… Continue Reading

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FLVTO.biz Promises a Fight to the Finish Against the RIAA — Including a Supreme Court Appeal If Necessary

Russian ‘stream-ripper’ FLVTO.biz is proving to be a difficult adversary for the RIAA. After a shocking victory, YouTube ‘stream-ripper’ FLVTO.biz is now preparing for a second round against the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Just la… Continue Reading

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A FLVTO.biz Clone Is Already Popping Up — With Half-a-Million Monthly Pageviews

We’ve seen this whack-a-mole story before — but usually the clones wait until the mothership is destroyed. As the major labels wage legal war against YouTube ‘stream ripper’ FLVTO.biz, a clone site is already capitalizing on the anticipated demise.  Ac… Continue Reading

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FLVTO.biz’s Attorneys Remain on the Counter-Offensive Against the Major Labels — Is This Case Getting Tossed?

Attorneys for YouTube ‘stream ripper’ FLVTO.biz are raising serious jurisdictional questions in their defense against the major labels.  But that’s just one of several counter-attacks. Earlier this year, major labels Universal Music Group, Warner Music… Continue Reading

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