The U.K. recording industry says it will likely begin suing music uploaders this year.

LONDON (Hollywood Reporter)--The U.K. recording industry says it will likely begin suing music uploaders this year.

Trade body the British Phonographic Industry says there is a clear correlation between illegal music downloading and the 30% drop in singles sales last year.

File-sharers are on notice that if they continue with their [illegal] activities they risk court action," BPI chairman Peter Jamieson said last Thursday. "Serial uploaders are flouting the law and they are damaging British music and the British music industry."