IFPI’s annual piracy report (lightly) swipes at ISPs

The IFPI publishes an annual report on global music piracy – physical and digital. It’s a reasonable overview of their view of the state of play currently. Get it here…

Priority countries in the IFPI’s fight against piracy are:

  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Greece
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • Russia
  • Spain

The report also mentions in passing that ISPs can help in the fight against piracy so I expect we will see the tension hot up there.

There is also an interesting case study of the propagation of copies of the Placebo album Meds after a pre-release leak.

The final page of the report is a call to governments and in the context of a couple of recent articles I might write about later there seems to be some strong arguments as to why certain governments should pay attention to piracy issues in their territory – probably on both sides of the issue! Among the points of note for governments are i) appropriate laws and penalties, ii) enforcement and iii) education. And finally, there it is again, ‘Getting CoOperation from Internet Service Providers (ISPs)’.

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One Comment on “IFPI’s annual piracy report (lightly) swipes at ISPs”


  1. […] as we wrote back in February, ISPs, as gateways to the internet, are fast becoming a target for content owners […]


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