The trade group releases a report card on Google that claims the Web giant's pledge to demote pirate sites "remains unfulfilled."
Research that suggests torrent users spend more money on music than the average consumer has been branded by the RIAA as "misleading."
An earlier version of this report incorrectly stated that Jammie Thomas-Rasset acknowledged pirating. A judge concluded that Thomas-Rasset had lied about the possibility that her boyfriend and children were the ones that illegally uploaded songs to the Web.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacates a lower court's decision and rules that Thomas-Rasset, found by a judge to have lied about illegally uploading music, must pay the top four labels $222,000.
Days after Google blocked a site that converts songs from YouTube music videos into MP3s, the RIAA again asks CNET to remove conversion software from Download.com.
Sherman showed some guts by making a presentation at the Personal Democracy Forum, a conference filled with RIAA-hating tech types. He got some laughs and the crowd was polite, but he's got a long way to go to change the thinking of many music fans.
The RIAA is calling for search engines like Google and Bing to censor all links that lead to Web sites carrying illegally copyrighted material. The Pirate Bay thinks that's swell.
Google imposes an artificial limit on the amount of requests a copyright owner can make, which means the data it provides on infringing sites is off, the music industry group says.
Records unsealed this week show the U.S. government couldn't produce evidence that Dajaz1.com violated copyright law even after a year, largely because authorities couldn't get it from music labels.
Subscription services such as Spotify and Rhapsody can tell their critics to put a clamp on it. In 2011, revenue jumped 13 percent to $241 million, even as overall music sales rose barely at all.