More than 50,000 tracks and albums have been removed from the Web site jetgroove.com as a result of an international anti-piracy action by the British Phonographic Industry and the International Feder

LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- More than 50,000 tracks and albums have been removed from the Web site jetgroove.com as a result of an international anti-piracy action by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the trade bodies announced Oct. 14.

The IFPI and the BPI said in a statement that the content providers were based in Moscow, and the domain-name server and streams were hosted on servers in the United States. Jetgroove claimed it would pay royalties to copyright owners, the statement said, but IFPI and BPI said they received many complaints from their label members that tracks were being offered without permission.

"IFPI sent a strongly worded cease-and-desist notice to the content providers requesting the immediate removal of the infringing material," the statement said.