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UK filesharers pay thousands of pounds in fines

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) said Friday that it has successfully obtained compensation from UK residents who illegally distributed music via peer-to-peer networks. The average settlement was more than £2,000. The 23 illegal filesharers (named on the BPI site) that have settled range in age from 22 to 58 and include people from every walk of life—from a student to the director of an IT company to a local councilor. The number of files they were distributing over the internet ranged from hundreds to many thousands. The BPI said it will soon bring 31 new cases against UK filesharers.

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Hahaha good luck chasing them all.
It’s a good cause and I admire them, but there must be hundreds of thousands of filesharers in the UK.
And ‘‘The number of files they were distributing over the internet ranged from hundreds to many thousands’’ can’t be true, if you only share a few hundred files they don’t even look at you.
They must’ve been sharing hundreds of gigs..

Posted by Fraggy in NL on March 5, 2005 at 11:52 AM (CST)

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