Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Music industry in unprecedented legal attacks on illegal music downloading

The music industry has just launched a new wave of lawsuits and criminal proceedings against file-sharers across Europe, part of its drive to curb online piracy and encourage the use of legal music services.

About 2,000 cases were launched in 10 countries, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) said in a statement, bringing the total to 5,500 people in 18 countries.

This is a massive attack on illegal music and one which should truly begin the process of killing off the abuse of music copyright and will set important precedent for all digital copyright. Thank goodness.

Sure helps boost iTunes at the same time!

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