Tag Archives: RIAA

RIAA Demands DMCA Reforms That No Longer Protect YouTube

For years, YouTube has been a major portal for new talent to share their creations with the world. While more artists and more genre’s of music are finally able to break out into a wider audience, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), along with other major corporations, are petitioning the US government to choke […]

Universal Music Buying EMI – An Anti-Trust Concern?

Universal Music is trying to convince anti-trust regulators that buying EMI does not create anti-competitive concerns. Critics argue that having 41% control of the music market (ala ‘super-label’) is cause for concern for competitiveness in the market. It is all part of a debate being held before US law-makers.

CNET Targeted By the RIAA Over Software that Could be Used to Infringe

If software is being distributed on your website that would be theoretically used to infringe copyright, does that make your website liable for any copyright infringement? The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) seem to think so and have targeted CNET’s download.com.

Judge Slashes Jammie Thomas Fine to $54,000

The case is at least 4 years old now, but that doesn’t mean it’s over. Jammie Thomas trial was described as a “first of its kind” trials where a file-sharer was sued for sharing music in the US. Now, a new development has unfolded in this long-running trial which may very likely be seen as […]