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WASHINGTON DC – In its recent decision in the case Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. vs, the United States Supreme Court determined that copyright owners must wait for the U.S. Copyright Office to either issue or refuse registration for a copyright before they are able to enforce their…
LONDON AND WASHINGTON, DC —, formerly the world’s largest site dedicated to offering illegally ‘stream ripped’ music, has ceased to operate following legal action from record companies in the U.S. and UK. The Germany-based site, which had 60 million visitors per month from around the world, has shut down…
An extensive coalition of organizations representing virtually the entire music community has filed new comments with the U.S. Copyright Office decrying a broken and antiquated Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) as part of the Office’s ongoing study of the law.
London and Washington, DC, 26th September 2016 – Organisations representing record companies in the US and UK took legal action today against, the world’s largest site dedicated to offering illegally “stream ripped” music. Both the site and its operator have generated millions of dollars without paying any remuneration to…
The U.S. Department of Justice announced that it has “charged the alleged owner of today’s most visited illegal file sharing website with criminal copyright infringement and have seized the domain names associated with the website.”

Aurous Shuts Down After Settlement with Major Labels

December 9, 2015 | News Articles

WASHINGTON/MIAMI – Illicit music service Aurous has agreed to cease all operations and to shut down in a settlement with major label plaintiffs Atlantic Records, Capitol Records, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Bros. Records in their copyright infringement case against the service.
Pandora (NYSE:P) and a coalition of independent and major record companies announced today that they have agreed to a $90 million settlement for Pandora’s use of recordings created before 1972.

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.

Department of Justice Takes Action Against Sharebeast

September 13, 2015 | News Articles

Largest U.S.-based music file sharing service shuttered. "A huge win for the music community" says RIAA CEO Cary Sherman.
The satellite radio broadcaster has agreed to compensate record companies for use of classic recordings.