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The North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA, is currently being negotiated between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Copyright law, the single most important tool in protecting the rights and livelihoods of millions of creatives across the country, looks to be on the negotiating table. 
Today, 20+ music organizations encompassing the entire music community sent this  letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer...
We recently filed a comment with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)...
WASHINGTON – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today released its annual Special 301 Report on promoting strong intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement in foreign countries. 
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,…

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.
London and Washington, DC, 26th September 2016 – Organisations representing record companies in the US and UK took legal action today against Youtube-mp3.org, the world’s largest site dedicated to offering illegally “stream ripped” music. Both the site and its operator have generated millions of dollars without paying any remuneration to…
The U.S. Department of Justice announced that it has “charged the alleged owner of today’s most visited illegal file sharing website with criminal copyright infringement and have seized the domain names associated with the website.”
TORONTO - New figures released today at Canadian Music Week by the BPI  - the record labels' organisation that promotes British music - highlight the growing "Value Gap" that exists between consumption of music in the UK and the amount that record labels and artists receive in revenues from video streaming platforms.