News Roundup: Music industry cracks down on Napster

The labels are getting tougher in their attempts to stop the illegal copying of music

If you download MP3 files from the Internet, you run the risk of having your details sent to the police. As part of its fight against copyright violation, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is developing automatic tools that will track people who are uploading digital music files to the Internet. Users who don't desist could face civil or even criminal prosecution. IFPI's Belgian arm has already sent the details of 100 Napster users to the police, and are insisting that those accused face having their homes raided and their computers removed. Belgian sources claimed Friday that police raids were already underway. NEWS:
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