Industry to stop 'music cheats'

The BPI has invited ISPs to "enforce their own terms of use" The recorded music industry's trade group has told internet service providers (ISPs) to freeze the accounts of customers who illegally fileshare. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has written to Tiscali and Cable & Wireless asking them to suspend 59 accounts for "illegal filesharing".

Until now, the BPI has focused on individuals, rather than other firms. The ISPs should now "put their houses in order and pull the plug on these people", said the BPI. We have said for months that it is unacceptable for ISPs to turn a blind eye to industrial-scale copyright infringement . The internet has made it far easier for people to share music files and thus to breach copyright.

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