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File-sharing site reaches out to music industry

Author: Emily Thompson - The Prague Post Date: Thu, Mar 15 2012 1370 Views
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Amid continued protests against the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which opponents say would choke Internet freedom with harsh punishments for piracy, owners of a website accused of abetting illegal downloading have reached out to the recording industry in an effort to begin selling digital music legally.

"The market for selling music in the Czech Republic is deplorable, and we see a chance to change it," said Jan Karabina, co-owner of file-sharing website Ulož.to.

Representatives of Ulož.to approached the Czech branch of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) earlier this month to ask for a discussion on how to sell copyrighted music legally on the site, which currently does not monitor the content users upload and by law is only required to remove that content if the owner of the copyright requests it.

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