RIAA Gives US Government New List of “Notorious” File Sharing Sites

RapidShare, The Pirate Bay and various other websites are targeted

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has submitted a list of websites that the organization considers to be a threat to copyright owners.

RIAA is asking the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation to ensure that the sites have the same fate as Megaupload.

TorrentFreak informs that the list contains sites such as RapidShare, 4shared, Depositfiles, The Pirate Bay, isoHunt, Torrentz, KickassTorrents, BitSnoop, Torrenthound, BTMon, Fenopy, TorrentReactor, and other cyberlockers and BitTorrent services.

Not all the sites are from the US. Some of the services, which RIAA names as being “notorious,” are located in Brazil, China, Russia, the Czech Republic, Spain, Mexico, Vietnam and other countries.

Although some of the targeted websites are doing everything they can to remain perfectly legitimate by responding to takedown requests, RIAA claims that “copyright owners are forced into an endless ‘cat and mouse’ game, which requires considerable resources to be devoted to chasing infringing content, only for that same infringing content to continually reappear.”

As a result, they request that BitTorrent site operators take “proactive measure to stop indexing torrents.”

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