Two years ago, the RIAA secured a multi-million dollar victory in its piracy lawsuit against YouTube-rippers FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com. It was a big win for the music group but the case is not completely over. A notice of appeal filed by the platforms’ operator has just been docketed at the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Whether this legal battle will be fought to the end is unclear.
In 2021, the RIAA secured a major victory in its piracy lawsuit against YouTube-rippers FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com, and their Russian operator Tofig Kurbanov.
A Virginia federal court issued a default judgment in favor of the RIAA, which represented several prominent music companies.
Following this win, the RIAA demanded $83 million in damages for the widespread copyright infringement that allegedly took place through the sites. The request was met with heavy opposition from Mr. Kurbanov, but last year it was granted nonetheless.
The RIAA, which…