Type your search and hit enter

Recording Industry Association of America - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Music labels sue Pandora over pre-1972 recordings

    Five music labels have filed a lawsuit against streaming music service Pandora Music, saying the company is violating state law by refusing to pay labels and artists for its use of recordings made before 1972.

    Written by Grant Gross18 April 14 07:53
  • After movie studios, record labels sue Kim Dotcom and Megaupload

    The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed a lawsuit against the defunct file-sharing website Megaupload and its founder, Kim Dotcom, alleging "massive copyright infringement" of music.

    Written by Martyn Williams11 April 14 09:04
  • Ad networks agree to take steps against online piracy

    A group of U.S. companies operating Internet advertising networks has pledged to bar websites trafficking in pirated goods from using their services and to take other steps to fight online copyright infringement.

    Written by Grant Gross15 July 13 16:40
  • US Congress may not have stomach for another SOPA

    As a new session of the U.S. Congress convenes in early 2013, don't expect lawmakers to rush out a new version of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) or the Protect IP Act (PIPA).

    Written by Grant Gross24 Dec. 12 16:18
  • US lawmaker asks Reddit for ideas on website seizures

    A U.S. lawmaker has asked users of Reddit for their ideas about legislation to address the controversial recent practice by two U.S. agencies of seizing websites for alleged copyright infringement.

    Written by Grant Gross19 Nov. 12 21:28
  • Former congressional staffers lobby for copyright bills

    Eight former staff members of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee are now lobbying on behalf of companies or groups supporting controversial copyright enforcement legislation in Congress, an example of the close ties often found between the political establishment and business interests.

    Written by Grant Gross15 Dec. 11 07:48
  • RIAA chief steps down

    Mitch Bainwol, who oversaw the Recording Industry Association of America's campaign against illegal music downloading, including lawsuits against individual file sharers and a Supreme Court case resulting in the closure of Grokster, has left the organization.

    Written by Nancy Gohring09 Aug. 11 09:41
  • Broadband providers to send subscribers file-sharing alerts

    Five large U.S. broadband providers will warn subscribers of illegal file sharing detected on their accounts under a new agreement with members of the entertainment industry, the groups announced Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross08 July 11 02:16
  • Share Netflix? Share a jail cell

    The leaden hand of Big Media and the fact that it has got any number of politicians well and truly bought was once again revealed this week when the state of Tennessee, "The Volunteer State," volunteered its legal infrastructure to do the bidding of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

    Written by Mark Gibbs10 June 11 07:46
  • LimeWire settlement unlikely to blunt music piracy

    Peer-to-peer software maker LimeWire's willingness to pay a whopping $105 million to settle music piracy claims marks a decisive, if somewhat symbolic, victory for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan14 May 11 06:09
  • LimeWire agrees to pay $105 million to record labels

    LimeWire has agreed to pay record labels US$105 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that the file-sharing service allowed its users to infringe copyright, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced late Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross14 May 11 00:37