IFPI tries to get ISPs to cooperate on its war on piracy


It’s been how many years since the RIAA started suing individuals for illegally downloading music? Given that that particular tactic hasn’t convinced people to stop downloading, the industry is turning its attention to ISPs. The IFPI released its 2008 Digital Music report today and in it blamed ISPs for being complacent in their role in piracy. (Never mind that AT&T is looking to filter Internet connections.) The report tries to guilt-trip the ISPs by saying, “You know, these pirates are clogging up your network…”

Same old nonsense, just with a new song and dance.

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