Reference Library

In addition to offering a wide range of content protection and copyright protection services, we support our clients with knowledgeable guidance and advice which emanates from our decades of expertise. In our reference library, we provide information to educate the public about anti-piracy and copyright matters.

Keep reading to learn about:

Piracy

We cover the definition of piracy, how U.S. copyright law protects artists’ rights and what constitutes copyright infringement. Find out what’s OK and what’s not when digitally copying music, either online or from CDs. Read more >>

Copyright Infringement Notices

Read frequently asked questions about copyright infringement notices. Learn about P2P (peer-to-peer) networks and how copyrighted material is often illegally shared through these networks. Discover how this type of software works and how you can know if you’re inadvertently sharing copyrighted music or other files. We explain what to do if you receive a copyright infringement complaint and how you can protect yourself. Read more >>

Copyright Information for Students and Educators

We provide important information that college students and educators should know about music theft, where to legally stream and download music and how educators play an important role in teaching students about copyright law and artists’ rights. Included are FAQs about piracy, lost revenue for artists, and how the RIAA works with universities to educate their students and encourage legal music acquisition. Read more >>

Music Licensing and How to Report Piracy or Copyright Infringement

Discover how copyright holders can protect their creative work, and the difference between a voluntary license and a statutory license. This article also discusses copyright issues for podcasts and provides anti-piracy and copyright resources as well as information about how to report copyright infringement or piracy. Read more >>

By being better informed about the issues of artists’ rights and copyright laws, consumers of music, videos, television, films, books, software and other creative works can continue to freely use and enjoy this media while supporting copyright holders and the entertainment industry as a whole.