RIAA Urges Piracy Crackdown In Google-Verizon Net Neutrality Deal

Following open criticism from industry experts, law makers, privacy authorities, and government watchdogs, Google and Verizon's net neutrality plan has found some support.

Almost every music trade group in the US has urged Google to come up with clauses against suspected pirates and child pornography on the web, tech news site Cnet has reported.

In a letter written to Google chief Eric Schmidt, music organisations, including the American Association of Independent Music, the American Federation of Musicians, the Recording Industry Association of America, SESAC, Sound Exchange, and The Recording Academy, have shown interest in Google-Verizon Net Neutrality plan.

The plan is a composition of concepts proposed by both Verizon and Google over the future of the internet in the US.

“The Internet has become a crucial part of the music discovery process and a central platform for commerce. Our ability to invest in and create the next generation of music is grounded on crafting policies that respect intellectual property," the groups wrote in the joint letter.