UK music industry body will demand removal of 12 million pirate files in 2012, says report

A UK trade body that represents the interests of many major recording companies is expected to request that more than 12 million files be removed from the internet this year as part of its efforts to combat online copyright infringement, a report into intellectual property (IP) crime has said.The British Recorded Music Industry (BPI), which represents recording companies such as Virgin Records, Mercury Records and Warner Music, has already requested that more files be deleted this year than the total “illegally hosted digital music files” it “identified and removed” during 2011, the IP Crime Group said in its annual report.

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