The IFPI is set to unveil tomorrow what is described as a significant initiative in its fight to combat online piracy. IFPI chairman/CEO Jay Berman and the organization's general counsel Allen Dixon w

The IFPI is set to unveil tomorrow what is described as a significant initiative in its fight to combat online piracy.

IFPI chairman/CEO Jay Berman and the organization's general counsel Allen Dixon will be joined in London by several label executives tomorrow morning (March 30) to announce the next step in the industry's strategy to counteract illegal file-sharing.

The IFPI action comes against the global background of a sharp decline in record sales and the increasing number of illegal music files available on the Internet. Over the past year, the IFPI and its national branches have been conducting an awareness-and-education campaign to warn users about the illegal aspects of unauthorized file-sharing.

Last week, U.K. labels body the British Phonographic Industry disclosed its plans to fight illegal file-sharing. They included instant messaging to file-sharers and the threat of litigation against "serial uploaders."

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