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BPI and AIM criticise BBC digital radio cuts

The BPI and AIM have teamed up to send a letter to BBC director general Mark Thompson criticising the reported decision to close two of the corporation's digital radio stations: 6 Music and Asian Music Network.
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BPI distances itself from ACS:Law letters to alleged file-sharers

We reported earlier this week on the controversy around UK law firm ACS:Law, which has been sending letters to suspected file-sharers demanding £500 settlement fees. The scheme is based on rightsholders - more from the games...
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BPI boss refuses to rule out lawsuits against individual file-sharers

BPI boss Geoff Taylor has explained the difficulties of taking individual file-sharers to court, but refused to rule it out for the future.
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BPI picks apart ISP claims about the costs of anti-piracy measures

The war of words between the music industry and certain UK ISPs shows no signs of thawing. With ISPs like TalkTalk and BT having predicted huge costs if they're forced to introduce anti-piracy measures on their networks,...
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BPI seeking DMCA-style amendment to UK Digital Economy bill

The BPI has tabled amendments to the UK government's Digital Economy bill that would introduce US-style DMCA takedown rights, but with no 'safe harbour' clause, according to The Register. It's seen documents covering the...
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Music Ally Report: The ups and downs of streaming music

Our lead examines 2009's raise of Spotify and Padora services and the debate around the economics behind them.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.