The British Phonographic Industry is claiming another victory in its battle against online music piracy. The U.K. labels body Oct. 28 confirmed that it has received from Internet service providers the
LONDON -- The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is claiming another victory in its battle against online music piracy. The U.K. labels body Oct. 28 confirmed that it has received from Internet service providers the identities of 26 alleged serial uploaders of music files.
Contending that the individuals had uploaded thousands of music files to file-sharing networks, the BPI went to the High Court in London on Oct. 14 to secure their names and addresses.
During the session, Justice Blackburne granted an order requiring certain U.K.-based Internet service providers to disclose within 14 days the identities of 28 individuals.
The names were received by the deadline, the BPI says. Two of the individuals have been identified as having illegally uploaded recordings on two separate occasions.
In a statement, BPI chairman Peter Jamieson warns that the trade body will continue to take a hard line toward copyright offenders. "The legal process is taking its course. We warn anyone tempted to distribute music illegally over the Internet that we will enforce our rights under the law," he said.
The London-based trade body will now contact the alleged uploaders to outline the details of their infringements.