Latest Recording Industry Association of America Stories

2013-03-01 23:20:26

DC Fawcett says that ISP´s shouldn´t punish business owners who offer free WI-FI for customers shouldn´t be punished if their customers download unauthorized content from the web. Brandon, FL (PRWEB) March 01, 2013 Fawcett is furious that the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America have teamed up with five major U.S. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to implement a new Copyright Alert System that can hurt small business owners...

Six Strikes Counter-piracy Program Rolls Out This Week
2013-02-26 04:53:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A number of Internet service providers will begin rolling out a long-delayed “Copyright Alert System,” (CAS) or so-called “six strikes” program, over the next several days that allows content owners to monitor peer-to-peer networks for illegal file transfers. If illicit activity is detected, content owners would be able to notify the offending users' Internet service provider, who would alert the primary...

Recording Industry Doesn’t Like Google’s Record On Addressing Piracy
2013-02-21 20:57:22

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Recording Industry Association of America, the trade group that represents the music industry´s top three record labels, issued a report on Thursday that claims Google hasn´t lived up to a promise it made six months ago. Back in August, Google sounded like it might modify its processes when dealing with illegal purveyors of copyrighted material. In a blog post dated August 10, 2012, the company stated: “We...

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