US industry body the RIAA has written to net naming authority ICANN expressing concerns about plans for a .music generic top-level domain (gTLD). What’s the problem? Piracy. Potential piracy, at least. “We are concerned that a music themed gTLD will be used to enable wide scale copyright and trademark infringement,” says the letter. “This fear is justified when we look at the massive online copyright infringement battle our industries have faced over the past decade.” The RIAA isn’t objecting to the idea of .music itself, but wants changes to the ‘community objection’ process for complaining about any nefarious sites that use the new domain. 
Letter (PDF)
Source: Digital Music News 

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