MI2N
Music Industry News Network
THURSDAY, JULY 24TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Business News (more headlines) 12-15-2012

IIPA Lauds USTR Identification Of Notorious Marketplaces That Facilitate Global Piracy

Bookmark and Share
The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), representing the seven leading trade associations of the U.S. copyright industries, praised the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announcement of "Results of Special 301 Review of Notorious Markets." The USTR report identifies more than 30 online and physical marketplaces around the world that sustain global copyright piracy by dealing in infringing goods and services.

IIPA Counsel Steven J. Metalitz noted, "We commend the U.S. Government's continuing focus on notorious piracy markets highlighted in today's announcement. The listing process works: it gets the attention of responsible governments, and even of some marketplace operators. This year's list drops some previously identified notorious markets either because they have been shut down by law enforcement, or because the market operators themselves have begun to clean up their acts. These markets impede the legitimate development of creative industries in overseas markets, and harm their local economies. Cracking down on these markets opens up space for legitimate commerce in creative materials and for stronger protection of the technologies copyright owners use to enable legitimate businesses to flourish in the digital and online space."

Metalitz continued, "The Internet and mobile networks have transformed the way we work, learn and play, but they've also allowed bad actors to develop business models aimed at profiting from massive infringement of music, movies, games, software, published materials and other copyright works. Physical piracy marketplaces also harm U.S. and local creators, and close off foreign markets to legitimate commerce in creative products. USTR's report highlights the need for accountability in the online space, vigilance against physical piracy markets, and strong laws against piracy that are strictly enforced against notorious markets. It also recognizes responsible players that take on greater responsibility toward finding solutions to the problem of online and physical copyright theft."

Among the non-exhaustive list of notorious online markets highlighted in this year's USTR Notorious Markets list are: multi-platform piracy services like Xunlei/Gougou (China); sites by which the BitTorrent protocol is used to provide illegal file-sharing, like ThePirateBay (Sweden), Kat.ph (Canada), IsoHunt (Canada), Torrentz.eu (Canada), and Rutracker (Russia); "one-click hosting sites" fostering storage of piracy, like PutLocker (U.K.) and Ex.ua (Ukraine); social networking site vKontakte (Russia) that provides search functionality for hundreds of thousands of infringing music and video files; and linking sites like Zing.vn (Vietnam), warez-bb (Russia or hidden host), and Baixede.tudo (Brazil), that aggregate, organize, and index links to infringing files stored on other sites.



Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

MusicDish*China Top 5 Indie Song Chart 07/12-07/18/2014

MusicDish*China Booking Second China Tour For French Jazz Singer Clotilde Rullaud

Longreef, Friend Movement And Abijack Management Join Forces For Launch Of Powerful "Battle Plan" Single And Video

MISSING LINK MUSIC ON ED SHEERAN'S #1 ALBUM

Chaz DePaolo Live: One Night In IONA

Maybe Mars Presents: The XP Sound Vol.1

CONVICTS TAKE ON CONGRESS

Da Phatfunk Clique Releases More Funk Jazz On The Violin!



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» MusicDish*China Launches Song Promotion Service For China
» Stanton SCS.4DJ USB Mixstation With Version 5.0 Software On Display At Summer NAMM 2014
» Big Fuss Records To Continue Helpful Music Artist Program In 2015
» Envivio Powers Transmission Of NRJ HITS France In Ultra HD TV Over Digital Terrestrial Television
» Pandora Internet Radio Hits Two Million Listeners In ANZ In Under Two Years
» Island Records Promotes Eric Wong To Executive Vice President/General Manager, Island Records
» NASTRAQ -- The New Platform For Monetizing Entertainment
» Rotosound Announces String Change Clinics With Bassist Jim Houghton
» New White Mic Music Single "Cheers" Brings The Party To You!
» Ed Roman Receives Two AMG Heritage Awards Nominations


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Temple Bar 3 Year Anniversary
» Zebra Music Festival (Shanghai) Announces Headlining Acts (Chinese Version)
» Raising Our Voices For Fennie: Benefit Concert Zajia Lab, July 13
» Raising Our Voices For Fennie: Benefit Concert Zajia Lab, July 13 (Chinese Version)
» KANO Premiere At New York Asia Film Fest (Chinese Version)
» Over 90% Of Adults Support The Provision Of Music In Schools
» Why Branding Is More Important Than Ever
» Executive Wach: Tracktion Software Corporation, Liberace Foundation, McNally Smith College Of Music, SPIN, WSOU, Guitar Center
» "Overheard 3" And "Golden Chickensss" Took The Stage At New York Asian Film Festival (Chinese Version)
» Exclusive Interview With Up-&-Coming Beijing Indie Heat Mark
» Aloft Hotels Launches Global Search For Emerging Music Talent
» MusicDish*China Enlists Chinese Music Sites Wa3 And Ximalaya For 'China Life' Tour

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2014 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.