Monday, January 30, 2006
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has won two "first of its kind" rulings in British courts. The trade association had taken two defendants through the legal system rather than settle as it ordinarily offers to do. One had claimed that BPI had no evidence that he had broken the law; the other had said he did not realize what he was doing was illegal. Both were found to be liable and to owe damages. BPI now says it hopes other filesharers will pay up rather than face similar lawsuits.