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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

4CHAN

10 Great Moments From SXSW Interactive 2011

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Every year, SXSW Interactive finds and displays the best from gaming and the web.

HULU

12.23 The Cooler

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=156253"> Wendi Handley Kwame Kilpatrick's 14 Most Scandalous Moments <a href="http://www.blackenterprise.com/business/2010/12/20/kwame-kilpatrick%E2%80%99s-14-most-scandalous-moments/">[Black Enterprise]</a> Keri Hilson: Sex Sells, But I'm No Sell Out <a href="http://www.bvonlove.com/2010/12/22/keri-hilson-sex-sells-but-im-no-sell-out/">[Black Voices]</a> Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Film Geek <a href="http://theurbandaily.com/movies/theurbandailystaff1/christmas-gifts-for-movie-fans-2010-ideas-for-your-favorite-film-geek/">[TUD]</a> Has Dr.

ARRESTS

Breaking News: Look At This Dog

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This is Doug (formerly "Ug"), the abandoned, two-year-old, half-blind Pointer cross dog who sat in a British animal shelter for months awaiting adoption before a cafe worker in South Yorkshire saw him on the shelter's website and fell in love.

Digital News

Au Revoir Limewire, Good Riddance

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/sony-ends-production-of-walkman"> Much like the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/sony-ends-production-of-walkman">Walkman</a>, I'd be halfway surprised that <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/limewire">LimeWire</a> was still up and running if it wasn't for people asking me for an alternative from time to time.

cluelessness

Colleges Cracking Down on Piracy, As If That Will Do Anything

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Here's a fun fact about media piracy: <a href="http://www.tgdaily.com/business-and-law-features/49365-organisations-exaggerate-costs-of-piracy-says-goa">nobody knows how much it actually costs the entertainment industry.</a> But we do know that the MPAA <a href="http://www.daily-nonsense.com/Blog/mpaa-lies-about-college-piracy">released a report rife with what they claim were mistakes</a>, and that the claims of losses <a href="http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Piracy-China-USITC-RIAA-MPAA,news-7120.html">are rife with assumptions and inaccuracies</a>.


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