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Mobile App Best Practices A Meaningful Step Forward

November 19, 2015 | CEO's Corner

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.
We have submitted our recommended list of “notorious markets” to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) as part of its annual request for information on overseas sites and services.

MP3Skull: A Site Dedicated To Ripping Off Music

October 7, 2015 | Music Notes Blog

A quick update in our ongoing copyright infringement case against MP3Skull: we have now filed, on behalf of the major record companies, a motion seeking damages and relief.
Largest U.S.-based music file sharing service shuttered. "A huge win for the music community" says RIAA CEO Cary Sherman.

The Grokster Decision – 10 years and Counting

June 22, 2015 | Music Notes Blog

10 years ago this week, the Supreme Court made a historic ruling which decided that companies which actively help users steal music via their sites could be held responsible for copyright theft.
The bill helps protect the music community and consumers from being ripped off online.

RIAA Welcomes Special 301 Report

April 30, 2015 | RIAA News

The report targets Russia’s hosting of vKontakte & other illegal sites as a clear example of lax intellectual property laws.

Grooveshark Agrees to Seize Operations

April 30, 2015 | RIAA News

The music service agrees to wipe its computer servers clean and transfer ownership of its website, mobile apps and other intellectual property.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representatives have added a new focus on companies that register domain names worldwide.