CNET Ignores RIAA Software Pressure

by Nick Farrel – TechEye

The Recording Industry Association of America is leaning on CNET to stop the distribution of software which enables people to rip songs from music videos.

The move follows the blocking of, a site that converts songs from music videos into MP3 files.

The RIAA has asked CNET to remove software from that performs a similar function, however, the website said that it is not in a position to tell if the software is legal or not.

In a statement, the RIAA said that it told to purge all the applications that are used to steal its members’ content. It provided them with a list and yet strangely continues to ignore its demands.

“ is profiting from this infringement through advertisements and other ways it derives revenue when people use the site to download these applications,” the RIAA said.

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