Music Piracy Related Links

Name/Link Description
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) A trade group that represents the U.S. recording industry. Its mission is to foster a business and legal climate that supports and promotes our members’ creative and financial vitality. Its members are the record companies that comprise the most vibrant national music industry in the world.
International Federation of the
Phonographic Industry (IFPI)
An organization that represents the recording industry worldwide with over 1450 members in 75 countries and affiliated industry associations in 48 countries.
Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (AARC) is a non-profit organization formed to distribute Audio Home Recording Act of 1992 (AHRA) royalties to featured recording artists (“artists”) and sound recording copyright owners (usually record companies), and is the leading common agent representing them.
The Creative Coalition The Creative Coalition is the premier non-profit, non-partisan organization comprised of members of the arts and entertainment community dedicated to educating and advocating on behalf of social and political issues, specifically in the areas of the First Amendment, arts advocacy and children’s education.
International Intellectual Property Alliance The International Intellectual Property Alliance is a coalition to represent the U.S. copyright-based industries — films, videos, recordings, music, business software, interactive entertainment software, books and journals — in bilateral and multilateral efforts to improve international protection of copyrighted works.
Media Coalition The Media Coalition is an association that defends the First Amendment right to produce and sell books, magazines, recordings, videotapes and video games, and defends the American public’s First Amendment right to have access to the broadest possible range of opinion and entertainment.
SoundExchange® The performance rights organization designated by the U.S. Copyright Office to collect and distribute performance royalties for featured recording artists and sound recording copyright owners (typically record labels or recording artists themselves) who are entitled to royalties for the digital audio transmissions of sound recordings by satellite radio services XM and SIRIUS, webcasters like AOL, Live 365, Yahoo and many others.
The Progress & Freedom Foundation The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that promotes innovative policy solutions for the digital age. The Foundation believes that the digital revolution is causing fundamental cultural, economic, political and social changes.

Quote: Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

“Each year, the industry loses about $4.2 billion to piracy worldwide — ‘we estimate we lose millions of dollars a day to all forms of piracy.'”