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Home Page: http://www.riaa.org

Acronym: Recording Industry Association of America

Mainstream lobby organisation for music industry. The group represent business interests for those people producing copyright material. The functions of the association include;

  • Ongoing legal campaigns against file sharing software developers and users.
  • Developing numerous impediments for those involved in piracy.
  • Proposing legislation authorizing the use of attacks over networks against File Sharing systems.
  • Paying radio stations to prevent them from playing independant music.

The global recorded music industry has attained revenues totally more than $32 billion dollars. The RIAA has affiliated organizations all around the world including the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) and the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).


“We’re trying to send a strong message that you are not anonymous when you participate in peer-to-peer file sharing and that the illegal distribution of copyrighted music has consequences,” said Mitch Bainwol, RIAA chairman and chief executive officer.

See also: Boycott the RIAA



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