Last month, RipRequests, a popular Discord server specializing in music piracy, went down after receiving a complaint relating to an early leak of Adele’s album ’30’. Its operator now says that the RIAA turned up at his home this weekend to hand-deliver a cease-and-desist notice.
While that worked well for years, the release of Adele’s new album ’30’ last month resulted in the Discord server and associated Reddit forum receiving some unwanted attention.
According to RipRequests’ operator, they only leaked ’30’ around 10 hours before its official release but, under US law at least, that is a criminal offense that could potentially carry a sentence of up to 10 years.
What followed was a cease-and-desist from the RIAA which advised that…