Record labels, internet
The British Phonographic Industry has written to Tiscali and Cable & Wireless asking them to shut down the accounts of 59 internet users which the BPI alleges are used for widespread illegal file-sharing activities. BPI chairman Peter Jamison said that the record labels trade association had provided “unequivocal evidence” of illegal file swapping on an “industrial scale”. In a separate matter ten British Internet Service Providers including BT and NTL have been ordered by the High Court to hand over details of 150 customers suspected of illegally sharing computer software. The action here was brought by FACT, the Federation Against Copyright Theft .