UK 'music pirates' fined.

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  1. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX Map Addict

    Probably the first of many.

    BPI nails 'music pirates'.
    By John Leyden
    Published Friday 4th March 2005 17:35 GMT

    UK music fans have agreed to pay thousands of pounds in compensation for distributing music illegally via peer-to-peer networks, the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) announced Friday. Music fans paid up to £4,500 each in a series of 23 settlements and agreed to accept injunctions against them illegally uploading music again.

    The BPI announced a further 31 cases across eight different P2P networks are in the pipeline as part of its attempt to broaden its campaign against illicit file sharing on the net. Other actions may follow.

  2. wild_pitch

    wild_pitch Melt The Guns!

    Well that ough to fix the problem!

    finally a soloution that works.

    p.s. i am being sarcastic.

    oh and arrrr matey.
  3. Tatsumaru

    Tatsumaru Your new God!

    obviously its not going to stop P2P sharing but i'm sure it will put some people off, i wouldn't want to find a £4500 bill on my doorstep one morning!

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