MPA & RIAA continue Wrath into 2008

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Only 10 days into the New Year and the two groups are at it again. On behalf of the major record companies, the Recording Industry Association of America has sent yet another (the twelfth) wave...

RIAA finds new unlikely target: Usenet.com

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In the southern district of New York, the Recording Industry Association of America filed a lawsuit on October 12 saying that Usenet newsgroups contain "millions of copyrighted sound recordings" in violation of federal law. Usenet.com,...

RIAA case dismissed as 'speculation'

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The Recording Industry Association of America had applied for judgement in the case of Interscope Records, UMG Recording and Atlantic Recording versus Yolanda Rodriguez, which had gone unanswered by the defendant. The legal challenge was...

RIAA Tells Students: Pay Up For Downloads

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The music industry is asking 50 Ohio University students to pay $3,000 each to avoid lawsuits accusing them of pirating songs off the Internet. The Recording Industry Association of America asked the university to pass...

New RIAA Royalty fees for Internet Radio

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The longstanding debate between webcasters and the RIAA really hasn't been a hot topic since 2002-2003, when the RIAA pushed hard for some significant royalties that threatened to put smaller operations out of business. Smaller...

RIAA Pressures Students To Stop Illegal Downloads

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Thanks to johnathonm for his submission to the front page. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) said it sent 400 letters to 13 U.S. universities advising of potential copyright infringement lawsuits against students who...

ISPs don't work for the RIAA

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The EFF chimes in on the leaked RIAA letter that earlier this week exposed the industry's new effort to avoid the legal process in their campaign against p2p file traders. "EFF and others have...

Leaked Letter shows RIAA pressuring ISPs

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The RIAA is asking for additional cooperation from ISPs in getting customers targeted by the RIAA's file-sharing sting to cooperate, according to a letter recently leaked to P2P attorney Ray Beckerman. In it, the RIAA...

No Love for the RIAA

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Well, Neowin members have spoken. The votes are in and the majority of Neowin voting members share no love with the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA). The question posed was: Above all, I...

RIAA Fights to Keep Wholesale Pricing Secret

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UMG vs. Marie Lindor is one of few cases where the defendant is fighting, instead of settling with the RIAA. The record labels consider pricing information (believed to be ~70¢ per track) as a trade...

LimeWire countersues RIAA

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LimeWire LLC is planning an enthusiastic defence against RIAA's lawsuit against them. Lime Wire is countersuing the music labels for anti-competitive activities, illegal restraint of trade, tortious interference, and deceptive trade practices. LimeWire insists that...

eDonkey Firm to Pay RIAA $30 Million

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After BearShare, i2Hub, WinMX, and Grokster comes eDonkey. The Recording Industry Association of America has fined MetaMachine, owners of eDonkey, $30 million for "mass copyright infringement". The settlement requires MetaMachine to cease the distribution of...

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