File swappers face new antipiracy push

A new round of lawsuits aimed at prolific Internet song-swappers could be announced as early as Thursday as music executives meet in London to discuss the next step in their global war on Internet piracy.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and British Phonographic Industry scheduled a news conference in the city for Thursday to announce "further measures in the fight against Internet piracy." IFPI and BPI officials declined Wednesday to say whether that meant new legal action. To date, more than 3,000 people have been sued in the United States, Denmark, Germany, Italy and Canada, and there has been speculation that more Internet file-sharers will be sued.

News source: C|Net News.com

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