BPI welcomes MySpace Music UK launch, but 7digital slams MP3 claim
BPI boss Geoff Taylor has welcomed the launch of MySpace Music in the UK, claiming that "there is certainly enough demand out there for several ad-funded services to comfortably co-exist and grow... Proper playlist-sharing...
December 4, 2009
BPI boss hits back at BT in war of words over piracy
Earlier this month, UK ISP BT claimed that the costs of tackling music piracy would outweigh the revenues being lost by the music industry from file-sharing.
September 29, 2009
FAC agrees its position – technical measures but no disconnections
Late last week saw the Featured Artist Coalition hold an emergency meeting in London to try to hammer out an agreed position on file-sharing.
September 28, 2009
GGF wants BPI council member on its board
It still hasn't stumped up the cash for its proposed Pirate Bay acquisition, but Global Gaming Factory X is turning its attention to its board of directors - and specifically to finding new members following recent departures.
September 23, 2009
Claims of seven million UK file-sharers spark controversy
Despite the BPI's support, the British government is facing criticism over a report by one of its advisory bodies in May, claiming that there were more than seven million illegal file-sharers in the UK.
September 7, 2009
BPI welcomes Digital Britain rethink (but its figures spark controversy)
BPI boss Geoff Taylor has welcomed the British government's plans to toughen up its anti-piracy provisions, including the temporary suspension of persistent infringers' broadband connections.
September 7, 2009
Calvin Harris doesn’t want to dance wiv the BPI
UK artist Calvin Harris has slammed the BPI (on his Twitter feed, natch) for the removal of his official Ready For The Weekend video from YouTube.
July 24, 2009
BPI boss hails Napster legacy
BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor has penned a column for BBC News Online reflecting on the tenth anniversary of the original Napster, admitting that the music industry should have embraced Napster rather than fought it.
June 29, 2009
UK man arrested in connection with P2P pre-release leaks
A 33 year-old man has been arrested in the UK in connection with an investigation into DV8, a group that the BPI and IFPI claim has been responsible for leaking more than 2,500 albums before their release.
June 23, 2009
Digital Britain: BPI slams government’s “digital dithering”
BPI boss Geoff Taylor is not impressed with the UK government's Digital Britain report, which was issued this afternoon. Although he welcomed the prospect of new laws forcing ISPs to reduce file-sharing, he slammed the...
June 16, 2009
UK could force ISPs to apply technical measures on file sharers
The UK Culture Secretary confirmed today that the Government is preparing legislation to force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to apply technical measures on the most persistent file sharers.
June 4, 2009