How to use Riaa in a sentence
She led the RIAA and its member music labels to war against Napster and later P2P copycats.
Not only did Faith earn the Recording Industry Association of America (or RIAA) Diamond Award for selling more than 10 million copies, four singles from the album reached the top of the US Top 100 Chart.
He's one of the few rappers to achieve a Diamond RIAA Certification, indicating sales of over of 10,000,000 units.
What's Left of Me, released in May 2006, received the RIAA Gold certification after selling more than 500,000 copies domestically.
Their album 'Learning to Breathe won public acclaim, a Grammy nomination, and went certified gold by the RIAA.Advertisement
In December of 2008, it received eight times platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and the album remains the band's best-selling album.
The Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) filed a lawsuit against the service that same year, but the network grew to millions of users while the case was being fought.
The RIAA announced in the summer of 2003 that they would go after individual users such networks, and soon after filed their first 60 lawsuits against music traders.
The lawsuits advised people that the RIAA could collect a minimum of $750 per traded song and offered to reach a settlement.
Bad press ensued for the RIAA, when it emerged that they had sued minors, and in one case, sued a deceased woman, who was 83 at the time of her death, for swapping hip-hop music.Advertisement
The RIAA then turned to filing so-called "Doe" lawsuits, in which they subpoena an Internet service provider for a particular person's personal information.
By 2010, some ISPs were voluntarily shutting down accounts of users who used P2P and bit torrent networks to download copyrighted material while other ISPs were fighting RIAA claims in court.
Also, some moves by the RIAA and labels have been criticized as heavy handed.
Despite bad press, most people did not want to fight the RIAA and risk the huge fines.
Those sued by the RIAA settled out of court as a rule, which meant that the RIAA claims were never given a legal test.Advertisement
In a game changing case for the file sharing game, one woman decided to call the RIAA's bluff and take her case to court.
Even with the win, in 2009 the RIAA announced plans to move away from lawsuits towards working with ISP networks to control file sharing.
The RIAA would like to see free file sharing networks enter into licensing agreements with the record labels, so they pay a royalty on the songs they distribute.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) was successful in ceasing the original site and it seems they aren't ready to quit the battle.
Some LimeWire users are also concerned that LimeWire may begin to restrict the swapping of unlicensed files, in response to demands from the Recording Industry Association of Amierca (RIAA).Advertisement
The original incarnation of Napster was one of the biggest players in the file-sharing game, but they were nearly destroyed by lawsuits brought against the owners by the RIAA.
Many private users of P2P networks have also become the targets of lawsuits by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
Increasingly, the RIAA is working with internet service providers to cut off customers who trade copyrighted material on P2Ps networks.
The RIAA has sued many people for using P2P networks.
In the US, the RIAA filed hundreds of lawsuits against users of file sharing network, and in 2009 landmark legal decision, a judge ordered a Minnesota woman to pay a fee of several hundred thousand dollars for downloading music.Advertisement
The people who have been sued by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) have used these networks.
The jury is still out on the legality of P2P networks, and everyone who has challenged the RIAA lawsuits has won - but you can't assume that you will.
Eventually, because Napster was facilitating the transfer of copyrighted material, the Recording Industry Association of American (RIAA) filed a lawsuit in December 1999 against Napster.
Free music downloads for iMesh are becoming a thing of the past, thanks to the deal iMesh cut with the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
Of course, once you become a popular P2P downloading service, you put yourself directly in the crosshairs of the RIAA, and soon iMesh found itself on the end of one of those nasty trade infringement lawsuits.Advertisement
The RIAA came a-knockin' in 2003, and by the end of 2004, the website and the labels had reached a deal.
The RIAA received a payment of over $4 million from iMesh, as well as an agreement from iMesh to work with them to create a pay music downloading service.
After the settlement with the RIAA, iMesh obviously had to change the way they did business.
Although their early years were filled with some tensions and frustrations, the band's 2000 release of Hybrid Theory began paving the way for greater success - the project was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005.
The album has been certified platinum several times over by the RIAA.Advertisement
It topped the charts in nearly every country that has a music chart and was the first single ever to earn the distinction of multi-platinum, as awarded by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
According to the RIAA, Joel is still the third best-selling solo artist in the United States.
The album charted heavily during this time period and has since been certified platinum by the RIAA.