If you were wondering what songs were being downloaded by the woman who lost the RIAA case, you can see her playlist now.
Paul Tao on 10/05/07 - 03:58 PM
As the first of 20,000 RIAA lawsuits that actually got to trial, a jury found Jammie Thomas liable for 222,000 dollars worth of copyright infringement damages. Read the story here.
Julia Conny on 10/04/07 - 04:41 PM
Universal Music has decided to start selling digital albums with no copy protection.
Anton Djamoos on 08/10/07 - 08:03 AM
Download the new documentary on music piracy via free torrent download. The film features interviews with Danger Mouse, Lawrence Lessig, and representatives from Pirate Bay and the MPAA.
Steve Henderson on 08/03/07 - 09:47 AM
In the first story on the new Archie comic, it seems like downloading music has ruined his business.
Paul Tao on 07/31/07 - 05:23 PM
An exonerated defendant is suing the RIAA for malicious prosecution.

Submitted By: ThreeUdders
Jared Kaufman on 06/26/07 - 09:37 AM
The RIAA claims that "DRM serves all sorts of pro-consumer purposes."
Steve Henderson on 04/27/07 - 06:30 PM
A new technology called Clouseau allegedly prevents peer-to-peer copyright infringement.
Article"Every day, 420 million searches for pirated materials are conducted in P2P networks. At any given time there are more than nine million users on P2P networks around the world pirating copyrighted material. The best efforts of the FBI can hardly be expected to make a significant difference. The FBI does its best, but only after a crime has taken place. Clouseau prevents the crime from happening in the first place. The FBI can only handle a limited number of incidents. Clouseau prevents them all. And Clouseau is the only technology that does this without violating anyone's privacy," said CEO &...
Anton Djamoos on 04/20/07 - 08:11 AM
The RIAA is lobbying state governments for "permission to deceive" when pursuing suspected pirates.
Rohan Kohli on 04/08/07 - 06:24 PM
The RIAA is now acting through universities to settle download offenders' cases before they reach the courts.
Gabe Gross on 03/01/07 - 05:25 PM
The RIAA has launched P2PLawsuits.com where you can can apply for a settlement by entering your case number, and even pay it online.

Submitted by ByelineCole
Rohan Kohli on 03/01/07 - 12:05 PM
The Economist says "selling digital music without copy-protection makes sense" and picks apart Steve Jobs' reasons for being the champion of this new movement.
Steve Henderson on 02/08/07 - 08:50 PM
A district judge has ruled that the RIAA can proceed to sue XM since they provide devices that are marketed as radios and recording devices. Apparently this is different than a tape recorder.
Steve Henderson on 01/19/07 - 09:53 PM
The RIAA is suing allofmp3.com for $1.65 trillion.
Steve Henderson on 12/22/06 - 11:53 PM
Underoath's Define The Great Line has been certified gold by the RIAA.

Submitted by bankrom
Ryan Imhof on 12/18/06 - 07:46 PM
In an apparent contradiction to the RIAA's stance, Bill Gates acknowledges the problems with DRM, and instructs people to just buy CDs and rip them to stay legal.
Steve Henderson on 12/14/06 - 11:13 PM
The RIAA wants to reduce artist royalties. Says RIAA executive VP, "We hope the judges will restore the proper balance by reducing the rate and moving to a more flexible percentage rate structure so that record companies can continue to create the sound recordings that drive revenues for music publishers."
Steve Henderson on 12/07/06 - 10:21 AM
I sure wish that the RIAA would take a chill pill and read this article.
Katie Schmitz on 06/30/06 - 07:20 AM
A new kind of marketing approach.
Katie Schmitz on 06/26/06 - 01:50 PM
One of our forum users (TheByrus) posted an RIAA interview/article in our forums and I think it's a pretty interesting read. Check it out here.

Question: Do your view your lawsuits, even ones where you sued a 12-year-old girl or a Boston grandmother, as a success overall?
Sherman: Yes. We're feeling pretty good.
Frank Giaramita on 05/25/06 - 05:58 PM
According to PhillyBurbs.com, the RIAA will be specifically searching for CDs and DVDs for sale at street corners, flea markets, family run shops and even mainstream record stores in these 12 cities: Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Chicago; Dallas; Houston; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Philadelphia; Providence, R.I.; San Diego and San Francisco.
Frank Giaramita on 05/04/06 - 10:10 AM
The RIAA is recommending that certain students drop out of college to pay their settlements.

Submitted by: ACA
Rohan Kohli on 04/05/06 - 11:00 AM
A Canadian Record Industry Association study says that downloading doesn't hurt business.
Paul Tao on 03/22/06 - 09:42 PM
From MTV.com: "Nettwerk Music Group, the Canadian record label and artist-management company that is home to Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies and Sum 41, is taking on the RIAA on behalf of Elisa Greubel, a 15-year-old Texan whose father was sued by the recording industry trade group in August 2005 for owning a computer that allegedly shared more than 600 music files." You can read the rest of the article here.

Submitted by: spagator
Rohan Kohli on 01/27/06 - 03:34 PM
You gotta love when the RIAA sues people who don't even use computers or know what "file sharing" is.
Frank Giaramita on 01/02/06 - 12:46 PM
Because I have seen this kind of illegal activity in my local area records stores, here is an article about the RIAA cracking down on retail stores selling these pirated copies. What do you think?
Gabe Gross on 12/30/05 - 07:50 PM
Here's an informative article for anyone interested in how the RIAA lawsuits work.

RIAA Lawsuit ArticleAt the core of the RIAA lawsuit process, is its initial lawsuit against a group of "John Does". Here is how it works: A lawsuit is brought against a group of "John Does". The location of the lawsuit is where the corporate headquarters of the internet service provider (ISP) is located. All the RIAA knows about the people it is suing is that they are the people who paid for an internet access acount for a particular dynamic IP address. The "John Does" may live -- and usually do live -- hundreds or thousands of miles away, and are not even aware that they have been sued. The case may...
Frank Giaramita on 12/29/05 - 08:37 PM
The RIAA dropped 751 copyright-infringement lawsuits in the mail today, bringing the total number of legal actions this year against alleged peer-to-peer (P2P) infringers to more than 7,000.

Submitted by: brodudeman123
Rohan Kohli on 12/15/05 - 08:38 PM

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