UK Artists Back Lily, Call for 3-Strikes Law
Date: Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 11:20:26 UTC

After a three-hour meeting in London called by the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC), the UK artist community has reached an agreed position on tackling illegal file-sharing that would result in technical sanctions against persistent infringers. It follows 10 days of division among the artist community, largely as a result of outspoken comments by pop star Lily Allen, who is particularly concerned about the effect of file-sharing on new artists. She condemned comments by some FAC members who had questioned UK government proposals that would result in suspension of Internet accounts. However, the FAC position is not in line with the labels: both the BPI and indie trade body AIM are calling for the suspension of Internet access as the ultimate sanction. Complete Article

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