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Washington, D.C — The bipartisan leadership of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees today introduced the “Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act,” a bill which would make “important changes to the selection process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights.  Specifically,…
WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Department of Justice announced sentencing for a Dakar, Senegal man for his involvement in a massive multi-year music and movie counterfeiting ring spanning most of the Southern U.S. region that netted the defendant and his co-conspirators hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits. After…

RIAA's February Gold & Platinum Tally

March 2, 2017 | Gold & Platinum

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An extensive coalition of organizations representing virtually the entire music community has filed new comments with the U.S. Copyright Office decrying a broken and antiquated Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) as part of the Office’s ongoing study of the law.

RIAA Welcomes Bipartisan CODE Act

February 9, 2017 | RIAA News

WASHINGTON – Representatives Tom Marino, Judy Chu, and Barbara Comstock recently re-introduced the bipartisan Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act (CODE Act) in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 115th Congress.

RIAA's January Gold & Platinum Tally

February 6, 2017 | Uncategorized

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Click here to find our 2016 year-end Gold & Platinum Program recap, including new December certifications.  
WASHINGTON – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today released its annual ‘notorious markets’ report that lists various illicit online websites and physical markets that pose a significant threat to the U.S. creative communities. Specifically, the report calls out the emerging threat posed by stream ripping,…
WASHINGTON – Country music superstar act Big & Rich will be the headlining entertainment at the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) second-ever inauguration charity event benefiting Musicians On Call.

RIAA NAMES GEORGE YORK SVP, INTERNATIONAL POLICY

December 19, 2016 | RIAA News

WASHINGTON – Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman today announced the hiring of veteran trade official George York as RIAA’s Senior Vice President, International Policy.