Music Chiefs Turn to Law to Stop Internet Downloading
Charles Arthur Technology Editor, The Independent (London, England)
THE MUSIC industry is to sue 28 people in London and the South- east alleged to have illegally swapped music over the internet, mimicking tough legal action in the United States which saw a 12- year-old girl sued for downloading songs.
The International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has begun legal proceedings to identify the 28 people, along with more than 400 others across Europe, claiming they illicitly made thousands of popular songs available online over what are known as file-swapping networks.
The file-swapping services allow people who belong to them to swap the copyrighted music, and other files, directly between their computers. …
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