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Charity advice on music downloads

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    The charity Childnet is launching a global information campaign to warn children about the potential dangers of downloading music illegally.

    The campaign, which is supported by the music industry, will distribute a pocket-sized guide to schools and colleges in 21 countries.

    Childnet says the risks include breach of copyright, the threat of viruses and the loss of privacy and security.

    The charity works to promote child safety on the internet.

    Over recent years, the music industry has launched a wave of lawsuits to try to deter young people from sharing copyrighted material over the internet.

    That campaign appears to have had little impact on the behaviour of young music fans.

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