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Music download sales double, says BPI

Music download sales double, says BPI

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Turns out that alongside the sky-rocketing popularity of illegal download services also comes a doubling in the popularity of legal ones. The BPI has announced that 9.5% of the population bought music downloads in 2008, compared with 5.1% in 2007. The... >>

Isle of Man could get unlimited music downloads

Isle of Man could get unlimited music downloads

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The Isle of Man's 80,000 residents could get a blanket license for unlimited music downloads. The scheme, proposed at the Midem music market conference in Cannes, would see the island's residents paying a compulsory tax to internet service providers that... >>

MP3-compatible campaign and logo launches

MP3-compatible campaign and logo launches

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Seven of the UK's music download retailers have launched a campaign that identifies music in the MP3 format. Angled "to help consumers make the most of the growing availability of music in the universally compatible MP3 format", the campaign will get... >>

Microsoft publishes piracy report

Microsoft publishes piracy report

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Microsoft has carried out its very own research on illegal downloads and it seems 11-16-year-olds are amongst the most likely pirates in operation over the Internet today in Britain. According to the research, "this age group admitted they knew what piracy... >>

Warning letters go to 800 Virgin Broadband users

Warning letters go to 800 Virgin Broadband users

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It said it was going to crack down on illegal downloads, and Virgin Media has done exactly that sending out warning letters to 800 of its customers. The letters are part of a 10-week pilot programme run in conjunction with the British Phonographic Industry... >>

Virgin Media gets tough on downloads

Virgin Media gets tough on downloads

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Virgin Media suggested way back in March that it may adopt a "three strikes and you're out" policy towards internet subscribers who illegal download copyrighted material. Well the company is now taking action. From next week, for 10 weeks, customers who... >>

EU rejects calls to throw downloaders off the web

EU rejects calls to throw downloaders off the web

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Despite increasing pressure from organisations, including the British Phonographic Industry in the UK, EU officials have today rejected plans that would see internet users banned by the ISPs if they are caught illegally downloading copyrighted material.... >>

BPI threatens Carphone Warehouse

BPI threatens Carphone Warehouse

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Carphone Warehouse has been threatened with an injunction by the BPI unless it agrees to controversial plans to "crack down" on customers who download music illegally. The Carphone Warehouse, with the TalkTalk branded broadband service had spoken out... >>

Virgin Media in talks with BPI over illegal downloaders

Virgin Media in talks with BPI over illegal downloaders

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Internet service provider Virgin Media could soon implement a "three strikes" system against illegal downloaders and filesharers in partnership with the record industry, reports The Register. The cable company is apparently in talks with the BPI to trial... >>

CD Wow! goes into receivership, offered for sale

CD Wow! goes into receivership, offered for sale

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MCV is reporting that online retailer CD Wow! famous for selling cut price CDs, DVDs and games has gone into receivership. Apparently the Hong Kong-based company is currently seeking "expressions of interest" for its assets and business. The parent company,... >>