International recording industry welcomes AT&T move to fight piracy
18 June 2007
IFPI has warmly welcomed the announcement by AT&T that it is to work with the music and film industries to tackle piracy on its networks. Engaging ISPs in the fight against online copyright infringement is the biggest anti-piracy priority for the recording industry today.
Chairman and CEO John Kennedy said in a statement: "I am delighted that AT&T has announced it wants to be a responsible partner of the music and film industries and look forward to seeing what concrete proposals they come up with to stop copyright infringement on their service. It is my firm belief that ISPs hold the key to stopping mass copyright infringement and other ISPs should follow AT&T's lead and examine how they can take action to uphold the law online. We appreciate the step AT&T has taken in providing industry leadership."
Background note: AT&T move to partner the music and film industries in fighting piracy was first reported in the LA Times on 13th June (www.latimes.com)For further information contact:
Adrian Strain or Alex Jacob, IFPI London
Tel: +44 (0)20 7878 7935