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Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ goes platinum in less than a week

Sprint's business boost soars Jay-Z past 1 million streams.

On Jul 6, 2017 by Christine Friar

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Why record labels are peeved with YouTube

RIAA CEO Cary Sherman explains what's wrong with the DMCA.

On Apr 12, 2016 by Rae Votta

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DOJ shutters Sharebeast, the largest American music-sharing website

It's the biggest piracy site takedown since Megaupload.

On Sep 15, 2015 by Josh Katzowitz

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Kim Dotcom’s extradition delayed until February

He can stay in that Mega masion for at least another seven months.

On Jul 8, 2014 by Kevin Collier

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Pandora sued for streaming Beatles songs, other oldies

Pre-1972 recordings aren't protected by copyright, right?

On Apr 18, 2014 by Fran Berkman

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U.S. movie and music industries hit Kim Dotcom with lawsuits

And just after he launched a political party, too.

On Apr 11, 2014 by Kevin Collier

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Inside the confusing, contradictory world of Internet piracy studies

Why can't researchers agree on whether piracy helps or hurts the media business?

On Jan 6, 2014 by Kevin Collier

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Copyright industry says harsh piracy laws are good for the economy

Want to save the economy? Stop downloading music.

On Dec 3, 2013 by Joe Kloc

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Google now receives twice as many copyright takedown requests as it did last year

And takedown requests are 38 times what they were in 2011.

On Dec 2, 2013 by Tim Sampson

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RIAA sends 25 million takedown notices, only makes piracy worse

The RIAA has ramped up its efforts to remove file sharing links from Google, in an effort that may be hopeless.

On Jul 8, 2013 by Miles Klee

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Kazaa defendant loses appeal, still owes $675,000 for pirating music

Joel Tenenbaum, a holdover from the age when record companies used to personally sue pirates for enormous sums of money, still has to cough up.

On Jun 26, 2013 by Kevin Collier

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The RIAA is tired of sending Google so many takedown notices

The RIAA wants certain repeat copyright offenders blacklisted, so it no longer has to send to notice to have Google block their sites.

On May 23, 2013 by Kevin Collier

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Supreme Court denies final appeal of $222,000 file-sharing fine

Jammie Thomas-Rasset won't be able to appeal her $222,000 fine for sharing 24 copyrighted songs on a peer-to-peer network.

On Mar 18, 2013 by Kevin Collier

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Former RIAA vice president promoted to key government copyright job

The U.S. Copyright Office ties to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) just got a lot stronger.

On Jan 31, 2013 by Kevin Collier

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New Zealand woman fined $616 for pirating Rihanna

The woman is the first to be fined for illegal downloading under New Zealand's "Three Strikes" law.

On Jan 30, 2013 by Kevin Collier