‘Pirates’ have record industry on the deck


Daily Telegraph
Edited by Simon Goodley


A touch of trouble for the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, the body that is fighting for the interests of record labels worldwide – particularly over the thorny issue of piracy.

Its website is located at IFPI.org, but it once also owned IFPI.com.

For some reason, it let the second one lapse and (inevitably) a pesky bunch called the International Federation of Pirates’ [sic] Interests has taken the whole thing over.

Embarrassing, huh? "Well, they have a history of being cheeky," says a Phonographic spokesman, before admitting that the lawyers have been put on stand-by ….

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