Trade Group Files Suits Against 459 Alleged Music Pirates In Europe

Law360, New York (October 7, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A trade group representing the music industry is planning to file hundreds of lawsuits in Europe against individuals who are alleged to have copied and shared music files over the internet.

London-based International Federation of the Phonographic Industry said its affiliates are filing 459 lawsuits in the U.K., France, Germany, Denmark, Italy and Austria.

A total of 100 cases are being launched in Austria, 174 in Denmark, 50 in France, 100 in Germany, 7 in Italy and 28 in the UK.

The industry group launched a...
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