Special Report: Piracy Prevention

George Garner

Looking at the headlines recently, you could be forgiven for thinking – perhaps counter-intuitively – that a breakthrough has been made in the war on music piracy. In the year since Music Week last took an in-depth look at this thorny subject, there have been many demonstrable victories.

Throughout 2015 and 2016, the BPI seized over £12 million worth of infringing recordings – comprising CDs, vinyl and digital tracks stored on hard drives and removable storage.

In December 2016, a ...

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