BPI planning to sue illegal file sharers


April 21, 2010

It seems that regardless of how long the digital economy bill will take to roll out, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), the organisation that speaks out for the record industry in the UK, is planning to use the lists compiled by internet service providers (ISP) to sue file sharers.

Under the new law, ISPs will have to keep a list of subscribers that are suspected of being persistent copyright infringers.

If the copyright owner or its representative asks for the list, the ISP has to comply and it seems that this is what the BPI is planning to do.

The list does not supply contact details as these can only be obtained with a court order, but it will make taking legal action easier for the BPI and is a worry for subscribers.






 

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