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Hike in piracy sentences proposed

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by temi, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    The report estimates piracy costs 20% of annual turnover
    Music and film pirates should face up to 10 years in prison to protect the entertainment industry, a report says.
    The Gowers Report was commissioned by the government to look at modernising UK copyright laws for the digital age.

    While it recommends new powers against copyright infringement, it also says that private users be allowed to copy music from a CD to their MP3 player.

    It also recommends the 50 year copyright protection for recorded music should not be extended.

    Former newspaper editor Andrew Gowers said piracy and counterfeiting was probably the biggest challenge the intellectual property (IP) system faced.

    full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6214108.stm

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