RIAA files complaint on MegaUpload, unlicensed foreign music sites

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RIAA files complaint on MegaUpload, unlicensed foreign music sites.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/10/l07ng3.jpg[/newsimage]The Recording Industry Association of America sent a notice to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative this week, calling unlicensed music-sharing at foreign social networking sites and cyberlockers a "cynical ploy" to take money out of artists' pockets and line their own. Named in the organization's missive was Megaupload, owned by the famously eccentric millionaire Kim Schmitz. The other two targets were China's SoGou MP3 service and Russian social networking site VKontakte.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/riaa-files-complaint-on-megaupload-unlicensed-foreign-music-sites-53896/](http://www.myce.com/news/riaa-files-complaint-on-megaupload-unlicensed-foreign-music-sites-53896/)


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“A new proposal by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) this week dubbed the “Stop Online Piracy Act” seeks to increase the United States’ ability to deal with foreign rogue sites. RIAA CEO Cary Sherman called the bill “a first step towards a brighter day.””

In other words declare cyber war on these countries. It’s most likely easier than bombing the crap out of them…