The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry is preparing to launch a second wave of lawsuits against peer-to-peer users, insiders tell ELW.

LONDON--The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry is preparing to launch a second wave of lawsuits against peer-to-peer users, insiders tell ELW.

Sources at the organization say more legal action could occur as early as June, following a first round of lawsuits filed last March in Canada, Germany, Denmark and Italy.

Details of the plan and the countries involved have not yet been disclosed. The issue was on the agenda of the IFPI's bi-annual board meeting held in London May18-20.

French IFPI affiliate body SNEP already announced that lawsuits were being prepared in France, following the adoption of the much anticipated e-commerce bill in early May.

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