The British press is picking up on the BPI’s copyright crackdown across the UK and, much like the RIAA in the US, a very public test of the BPI’s resolution is underway with a young girl’s mother being asked for £4,000 in compensation for her daughter’s infringements over a period of two years and facing jail time as she claims to not have the money. The Guardian has run it on the front page and the tabloids have picked it up as well. Likely outcome will be that the BPI has brass it out as even bad press is good in this case.

BPI’s Steve Redmond: “If we don’t demonstrate that copyright law has teeth, we’re going to be out of business and countless musicians will lose their livelihood too.”

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