The IFPI, British Phonographic Industry and French industry bodies SNEP and SCPP are expected to announce tomorrow (Oct. 7) "further measures in the fight against Internet piracy."
The IFPI, British Phonographic Industry and French industry bodies SNEP and SCPP are expected to announce tomorrow (Oct. 7) “further measures in the fight against Internet piracy.”
The organizations have called for simultaneous press conferences Thursday morning in London and Paris to discuss their policies against online piracy.
One of the issues looming in both countries is the possibility of launching legal action against P2P file-sharers.
A recent case against a French file-sharer was disclosed last week by French daily Liberation. It described a P2P user whose house was raided by the police in August; charges were brought against him for illegal downloading copyrighted material. This prompted speculation that France would join other European countries such as Denmark, Germany and Italy in launching lawsuits against file-sharers.
The BPI and SNEP earlier this year launched awareness campaigns targeting serial P2P users, warning them that they could face serious legal action if they continued their actions.
The BPI and SNEP declined comment.