music industry

Google Hilariously Sticks It To The RIAA In A New Report

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Google is doing its level best to stop piracy... and also trying to tell the RIAA that piracy isn't the problem.

EVERYTHING ELSE

The Devil & Mr. Carter: Can Jay-Z Sell His Soul And Keep His Artistic Integrity?

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A couple of weeks ago <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/06/jay-z-magna-carta-holy-grail-commercial">a commercial for Samsung mobile phones</a> aired in the middle of the NBA finals.

PIRACY

Movie Studios See Revenues Increase Since Megaupload Closing, And Other Kim Dotcom News

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It appears the shutdown of Megaupload has had at least a positive short-term effect on illegal downloading.

i see this ending in fire

The ‘Six Strikes’ Anti-Piracy Plan Is Apparently Kicking In Today

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Today, the RIAA and MPAA will be assuming direct control of the Intertubes. There's absolutely no way this won't be funny.

Digital News

Google’s Still Supporting Piracy, So Says The RIAA

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<a href="http://allthingsd.com/20130221/big-music-says-google-isnt-cracking-down-on-pirate-sites-after-all/">All Things Digital:</a> "Six months ago, in the wake of the SOPA/PIPA debate, Google offered a peace offering to the Big Media companies: It said it would try to make pirate sites harder to find in its search results.

BAD IDEAS

‘Six Strikes’ Plan To Stop Pirates Easily Avoided With A ‘Business-Class’ Connection

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The upcoming "six strikes plan" implemented by the entertainment industry and ISPs has one rather hefty and wide loophole.

amanda bynes

8.22 The Cooler

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Viantha Foxx The RIAA Appears To Be Dying [Digital Trends] ‘Sparkle’ Has $12 Million Opening Weekend [C+D] Cash Money' Ronald "Slim" Williams Buys Largest House In South Florida [Hip-Hop Wired] Nike Air Penny 5 “Invisibility Cloak” New Images [TSG] Autopsy Shows Man Shot Himself While [...].

Everready: The Religion

Tech N9ne Gets First Gold Plaque For Six-Year-Old Song

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Considering it's practically cliche to say Tech N9ne is underrated or slept-on at this point, I'll just say I'm proud of the guy.

DINOSAURS

RIAA Hilariously Claims Limewire Owes It…Wait For It…$72 TRILLION

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If our boy Dan hasn't already <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tag/riaa/">fully demonstrated</a> what a ridiculous relic of an organization the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is, allow<a href="http://www.avclub.com/articles/riaa-claims-limewire-owes-it-72-trillionthats-tril,75555/"> this unbelievably not from the actual Onion story</a> to perhaps persuade you.

PIRACY

The RIAA Saw A Sales Increase This Year

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/1621179_d4bb317bfe.jpg"></a>Our opinion on what, precisely, is killing the music industry is <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/technology/2011/10/pop-didnt-eat-itself-why-piracy-didnt-destroy-the-music-industry/">something we've made very clear in the past.</a> And, whaddaya know, here comes the RIAA, <a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/fa8a2072-6bf8-d44d-b9c8-ce5f55bbc050.pdf">with its latest figures</a>, to prove it really is a flawed business model, and not piracy.

failure

Why We Love The RIAA And ISPs Trying to Police Piracy

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As you may have heard, starting July 12th, ISPs like Comcast and Time Warner and the RIAA have entered into an agreement where, if they see "suspicious activity," they'll offer a "graduated response," <a href="http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/03/riaa-and-isps-to-police-your-traffic-starting-july-12.ars">essentially sending you a few nasty emails and then cutting off your Internet service</a>.

DMCA

Next On MPAA's Hit List: HotFile

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/hotfile-com-logo.png"></a>One of the problems with the whole Megaupload debacle is that even as the site was being shut down, it was revealed that <a href="http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2012/01/megaupload-wasnt-just-for-pirates-angry-users-out-of-luck-for-now.ars">a lot of its customers were actually legit</a> and just trying to get the fourth quarter spreadsheets to their boss in a timely manner.

CARY SHERMAN

RIAA Head In NY Times Op-Ed: SOPA & PIPA Opponents Were Stupid Meanies

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The New York Times <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/opinion/what-wikipedia-wont-tell-you.html?_r=1">today published an op-ed </a>written by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) head Cary Sherman that's little more than a massive whine over the defeat of SOPA and PIPA that reads like a breakup letter written by a shocked, scornful former lover.

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For Shame, Snoop Doggy Dogg

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Dear Snoop, We're all for brothers gettin' checks out of corporations.

Alicia Keys

Megaupload Is The New ‘We Are The World,’ Apparently

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Back when I was a kid, to get an eye-popping collection of musical talent like P Diddy, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Lil John, Jamie Foxx, Mary J Blige, The Game and Will.

mpaa

New Study Shows Media Piracy Just Isn’t Happening

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According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), they are losing a million bajillion dollars every day from media piracy, and it is killing their industry.

eventually they'll figure it out

Even The RIAA Hates The DMCA?

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If you've ever sent a friend a video clip of your favorite show only to discover that "this video has been taken down due to a claim by MegaMedia Corp.

#APPLE

Pop Didn’t Eat Itself: Why Piracy Didn’t Destroy the Music Industry

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/steve_jobs_evil_genius_ars.jpg"></a>It's a jolting figure: the US music industry is making less than half of what it made at its 1999 peak of $14.


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