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January 7, 2013

Arrest busts large RR music piracy operation

A monthlong investigation by Rio Rancho police working with investigators from the Recording Industry Association of America culminated in the arrest and seizures of thousands of pirated CDs. One study by the Institute for Policy Innovation showed that music theft translates into more than 70,000 lost music community jobs and more than $2 billion in lost wages to American workers.

December 30, 2012

Police discover RR resident with 20,000 bootleg CDs

A Rio Rancho man faces charges of music piracy after investigators found more than 20,000 bootleg CDs in his possession. A study by the Institute for Policy Innovation indicated that music theft means more than 70,000 jobs lost in the music community and more than $2 billion in lost wages to American workers.

October 16, 2012

Delray man pirated music for profit, deputies say

Gregory King told authorities he made a living selling pirated music for seven years. According to an IPI study, music piracy worldwide causes more than $12.5 billion dollars in losses to the U.S. economy, more than 70,000 lost jobs and $2 billion in lost wages among American workers.

September 30, 2012

Delray man to face the music over sale of pirated CDs

Gregory King told authorities he made a living selling pirated music for seven years -- but deputies say his reign ended Saturday at the center of a Lake Worth flea market. According to an Institute for Policy Innovation study, music piracy worldwide causes more than $12.5 billion dollars in losses to the U.S. economy, more than 70,000 lost jobs and $2 billion in lost wages among American workers.

May 1, 2012

Who Says Piracy Costs $58 Billion Per Year?


IPI expert referenced: Institute for Policy Innovation

White House IP czar Victoria Espinel cites a 2007 IPI study stating that intellectual property theft costs the U.S. about $58 billion per year. The Hollywood Reporter's Stephen Galloway says the figure comes from a source that would astonish Hollywood liberals.

April 18, 2012

Breaking Down the Internet Censorship Debate


IPI expert referenced: Institute for Policy Innovation

Citing IPI's 2007 copyright piracy study, reporter Nathan Taft of NextGen Journal evaluates recent policy approaches to help fight online piracy. The methods by which piracy should be regulated is a clear point of contention, he writes.

March 8, 2012

Music Piracy Is a Real Crime


IPI expert referenced: Institute for Policy Innovation

Many people consider music piracy to be nothing but downloading music "for free." What they may not full understand that is that downloading a song or album off the Web without paying for it is a crime, reports the Detroit Free Press.

February 12, 2012

Suspect Set to Plead Guilty in Fort Worth Counterfeit Movie and Music Case


IPI expert referenced: Institute for Policy Innovation

The Ft. Worth Star Telegram's Dianna Hunt cites IPI's study regarding the economic impact of counterfeit goods on the local economy.

 

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