3 Foreign File Sharing Services Targeted by RIAA
The RIAA has obtained subpoenas regarding the operators of three file sharing web sites from the U.S. District Court of Columbia ordering WHOIS privacy services to provide the IP addresses, email addresses and any other identifying information.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted subpoenas to the RIAA relating to the privacy protection services of 3 music download sites. In addition they request that the private domain services disable access to those sites.
The targeted sites are Descargaralbum.com, Mimp3.net, and Jou-site.me. Descargaralbum.com and Mimp3.net. permit users to download music files from external sites. Jou-site.me is a small Dutch BitTorrent tracker.
The privacy protection services these subpoenas apply to are Protected Domain Services, WhoisGuard and GKG.net. Private domain registration services can be used to hide personal information about site owners and operators from the public.
The RIAA is still taking music piracy very seriously. Last month alone the RIAA requested that Google remove 836,385 webpages from the Google search index.