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Introduction

US trade group the RIAA has submitted its notorious markets submission to the US Trade Representative, detailing the ongoing global piracy problem.

Highlights

  • Every year, the US music trade body, the RIAA, submits a list of websites and services to the US Trade Representative. This is in response to a request for comments identifying online and physical markets based outside the US that should be included in the USTR's annual Notorious Markets List.

Features and Benefits

  • Looks at the RIAA submission to the US Trade Representative and explains what the submission contains and which sites and services are singled out for inclusion on the list.
  • Examines which sites are popular around the world, with examples of how the sites are affecting legitimate sites' operations.

Key questions answered

  • What sites and services are the biggest threat to the recovery in the recorded-music sector?
  • Just how popular are stream-ripping sites and services?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Annual reminder of unlicensed music availability
  • Submission details complex nature of music piracy
  • MP3 search, download sites, and cyberlockers still problematic

Appendix

  • Author

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