The music industry is really hell bent on stopping file sharing whatever it takes or it costs as it unleashed a new wave of 8000 lawsuits against file sharers all over the world. The music industry hopes that this escalation of efforts will finally eradicate online piracy and also encourage people to use legal downloading channels.The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, an organization that represents the world’s music companies, announced this new initiative and revealed that 17 countries are involved in the lawsuit, including the first cases filed in countries like Brazil, Mexico and Poland.
The group said that more than 1 billion music tracks were illegally downloaded in Brazil last year, making it the largest market in Latin America. The group also revealed that the revenue for music in Brazil has halved since 2000.
It would be interesting to see how this new efforts will affect the burgeoning file sharing community online as most file sharers have embraced a radical view on file sharing that is actually being supported by a growing number of artists.
[tags]file sharing, online piracy, artists, legal downloading, Brazil, Mexico, Poland[/tags]