Execs vow global crackdown on music file sharing

A music industry trade organization said on Thursday new online download services are winning over customers, and warned a globe-spanning legal crackdown on file sharers is imminent. "On Thursday, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released a progress report on its year-old campaign to develop and promote online music stores and spread its message that online song-swapping is illegal."

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  • wild9
    I know this is heavily bumped, but here's something they might find interesting..

    Bullying Anti-Piracy Lawyers Fined and Suspended

    2nd August, 2011.

    A pair of lawyers who were responsible for the introduction of so-called Speculative Invoicing into the UK have been fined and banned from practising for 3 months. Davenport Lyons partner David Gore and former partner Brian Miller will each have to pay a £20,000 fine and interim costs of £150,000.

    Between 2006 and 2009 a pair of solicitors from law firm Davenport Lyons sent letters to around 6,000 individuals alleged to have carried out unlawful file-sharing.

    Continues http://torrentfreak.com/bullying-anti-piracy-lawyers-fined-and-suspended-110802/