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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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RIAA “bloodbath” layoffs deeper than expected, says Hypebot

Industry blog Hypebot is claiming that last week's layoffs at the RIAA were much more severe than the 30 layoffs that were reported.
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UK government publishes interim Digital Britain report

Yesterday's publication of the interim Digital Britain report in the UK wasn't quite a damp squib, but most of the key elements had already leaked out, so it wasn't a surprise.The government says it will explore...
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BPI slams UK government minister in row over music piracy

A spat has broken out between industry body the BPI and the UK Government's intellectual property minister David Lammy, following some comments by the latter in an interview this weekend.Lammy ruled out the prospect...
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BPI angered British government with late grandstanding before ISP deal

It's emerged that the BPI was rapped by UK government minister Baroness Vadera on the day its recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the government and various labels, ISPs and film industry bodies.