She decided to step in on the file sharing wars with a blog post entitled It’s Not Alright, and slagging file sharers.
Predictably, and with not a little help from Rupert Murdoch’s Times Online and Myspace, where her blog post re-appeared, her ruminations became instant news.
Soon after, Allen deleted it from her blog. But her My Thoughts on File Sharing is still on MySpace under which says a comment, in part, “don’t let ‘file sharing’ get you down, isn’t that how you started out as well in the first place??”
We … wish to express our support for Lily Allen in her campaign to alert music lovers to the threat that illegal downloading presents to our industry and to condemn the vitriol that has been directed at her in recent days.
Our meeting also voted overwhelmingly to support a three-strike sanction on those who persistently download illegal files, sanctions to consist of a warning letter, a stronger warning letter and a final sanction of the restriction of the infringer`s bandwidth to a level which would render file-sharing of media files impractical while leaving basic email and web access functional.
Could it be iz lordship, Peter Mandelson, who floated the Three Strikes boat, is now bailing?
Be that as it may, “After Lily’s hectic week I’ve made a pro-filesharing song and video calling her up on a few of the claims she’s made,” emails UK songwriter Dan Bull.
“I’ve also tried to outline some of the main moral arguments for filesharing in the lyrics,” he says. “Hope you enjoy, and hope the p2pnet readers do too.”
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
slagging file sharers – Lily Allen disses P2P file sharing, September 17, 2009
Radiohead`s Ed O`Brien – Big Music vs The Invisibles, September 25, 2009
now bailing – Mandelson: shying away from 3 strikes deal?, September 25, 2009
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