Trump Administration Reports Highlight Stream-Ripping As Major Threat To U.S. Creative Community
April 25, 2019 |News Articles
WASHINGTON – Today the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released two key reports: one highlighting illicit services that threaten American creators (Notorious Markets) and one highlighting foreign countries that fail to protect American creators (Special 301). Below is a quote from Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Chairman &…
Trump Administration Highlights Stream-Ripping, Canada’s Deficient Copyright Protection in New Special 301 Report
April 27, 2018 |International
WASHINGTON – Today the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released its annual Special 301 Report, which details U.S. intellectual property rights (IPR) priorities and concerns in foreign countries. Today’s report takes on many of the challenges facing the music community around the world, from weak copyright…
Sharebeast Operator Sentenced For Massive Copyright Theft
March 23, 2018 |News Articles
WASHINGTON & ATLANTA – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia recently announced that Artur Sargsyan, the operator of a series of infringing websites including Sharebeast, AlbumJams and NewJams which were seized by the FBI in September 2015, was sentenced in the federal case against him for the massive theft of pre-release and popular sound recordings.
SHAREBEAST OPERATOR PLEADS GUILTY TO CRIMINAL COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
September 8, 2017 |News Articles
Site was once biggest U.S.-based locker full of illicit pre-release + popular music
WORLD’S LARGEST MUSIC STREAM RIPPING SITE SHUTS DOWN AFTER SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ACTION FROM RECORD INDUSTRY
September 7, 2017 |News Articles
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…
TAG RELEASES INFO SHARING TOOL TO HELP MEMBERS BLOCK ADS FROM PIRATE APPS
June 28, 2017 |News Articles
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.
U.S. Trade Representative Issues Special 301 Report, Cites Stream-Ripping As Key Industry Challenge
April 28, 2017 |International
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.
RIAA Comment On Conclusion of Criminal Case of Fugitive Involved In Massive Counterfeiting Ring
March 23, 2017 |News Articles
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…
Major Music Organizations Decry Broken DMCA, Outline Possible Solutions In New Government Filing
February 21, 2017 |News Articles
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.
U.S. Justice Department Shuts Shut Down Kickass Torrents, Arrests Principal Operator
July 21, 2016 |International
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.”