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Out of tune: Customers suffer in the music download war

Angus Batey, The Times, 26 March 2005

This month, a group of unnamed people became the first casualties of the UK music industry's war on internet piracy, when the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) announced that it had settled 23 lawsuits against individuals who had been sharing music files on the internet. A further three cases are likely to end in court action and the BPI intends to pursue a further 31 file-sharers.

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