Recent RIAA activity
Action based on May 2020 US Copyright Office report
Hollywood and tech prep for another round of copyright wars
RIAA and other music industry groups, including the Music Artists Coalition and the National Music Publishers Association, have outlined three key concessions they want from tech platforms they say would address issues identified in the report: ...
- Help cracking down on stream ripping. ...
- Better monitoring for infringements. ...
- Reducing repeat notices. ...
RIAA action in relation to Twitch
Musicians Criticize Jeff Bezos' 'Willful Blindness' to Twitch Music Royalties
In June, the RIAA filed 2,500 copyright takedown notices to Twitch users, just as policymakers were debating the DMCA's efficacy in Congress, seemingly in a move to add pressure to Twitch on the licensing front.
Social Media's Latest Copyright Crackdown
Last month [i.e., June] Twitch users began to get "takedown notices" for the first time, music trade magazine Billboard reported. The notices, which reportedly came out of the blue, listed the claimant as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and the infringing material was mostly recorded clips of old live broadcasts.
RIAA statements/action regarding COVID-19 relief programs
RIAA Statement on Senate Passage of COVID-19 Stimulus Bill
Mitch Glazier, Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), released the following statement today on Senate passage of the Phase III stimulus package to address the devastating economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
An Exhaustive Guide to Coronavirus-Relief Resources for the Music Community
The most exhaustive list of resources for the music community that Variety has seen have been posted by A2IM (the American Association of Independent Music), the trade organization for the independent-music community, and a joint effort from the RIAA, SONA, NSAI, NMPA, the Recording Academy, MAC, A2IM, ASCAP and BMI.
General activity related to rights
RIAA Says SoundExchange Is Authoritative Source for ISRC Data in the U.S.
SoundExchange has been designated by the Recording Industry Association of America as the authoritative source for International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) data in the United States. ... ISRC is used throughout the music industry to maintain efficiency across supply chains, reporting, music discovery, archiving and rights management.