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U2 manager 'wants end to piracy'

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  1. gkd_uk

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    The manager of rock band U2 has urged internet service providers (ISPs) to help end illegal music downloads, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
    Paul McGuinness called for policies on disconnecting those who acquired tracks illegally, using a speech in France to urge governments to take action.

    McGuinness said ISPs had "been at our trough for too long", and should share the revenues they made out of music.

    France is working toward a legal system that promotes a similar policy.

    McGuinness told the Midem conference in Cannes that it was time for artists to stand up against what he called the "shoddy, careless and downright dishonest way they have been treated in the digital age".

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