Site was once biggest U.S.-based locker full of illicit pre-release + popular music
LONDON AND WASHINGTON, DC — YouTube-mp3.org, formerly the world’s largest site dedicated to offering illegally ‘stream ripped’ music, has ceased to operate following legal action from record companies in the U.S. and UK. The Germany-based site, which had 60 million visitors per month from around the world, has shut down…
WASHINGTON, DC – The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), an advertising industry initiative to fight criminal activity in the digital advertising supply chain, today launched the TAG Pirate Mobile App Tool, a new shared resource to help members prevent their advertising from appearing on mobile apps that distribute pirated content, like protected music, movies, TV shows, and games.
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 – 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…
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.
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.”
WASHINGTON/MIAMI – Illicit music service Aurous has agreed to cease all operations and to shut down in a settlement with major label plaintiffs Atlantic Records, Capitol Records, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Bros. Records in their copyright infringement case against the service.
The App Association announced today on Capitol Hill – joined by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte – new “best practices” for app companies using creative works to help prevent the theft of those works via mobile apps.
RIAA joined with the National Music Publishers Association in our submission to the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator to promote important steps that can be taken to protect music creators from theft in the digital age. That submission can be found here.