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Every year, the US music trade body, the RIAA, submits a list of websites and services to the US Trade Representative (USTR). 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.


  • The RIAA's submission to the USTR provides music industry watchers with a good illustration of the difficulties faced by music trade bodies and associations in their ongoing campaign to limit the unauthorized distribution of recorded music.

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  • Details the RIAA's submission to the USTR and lists some of the worst online sites and services in terms of copyright infringement.
  • Illustrates some of the tactics employed by the offending sites to stay in business.

Key questions answered

  • Which sites have been identified by the RIAA as the worst offenders for copyright infringement?
  • How popular are the identified sites in various countries around the world?

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  • Summary
  • Holding back the tide of online music piracy
  • Sites and services in the crosshairs
  • Some of the most popular websites in the world


  • Author

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