BPI Gearing Up To Sue?

The Register says yes: UK music biz set to sue file-sharers

Industry sourced [sic] cited by today’s Times newspaper claim that the writs will start to fly within the next month as the UK’s answer to the RIAA, the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) targets “the most flagrant users of peer-to-peer Internet file-sharing sites”, as the paper puts it.

What Next From Sony?

In the tradition of actively pursuing two strategies at the same time, Slashdot is reporting that Slashdot | Sony Japan to Abolish Copy Controlled CDs. As both a copyright content company and as a hardware company, the two sides have never quite gotten their act together — this seems to suggest that the hardware division has gotten the upper hand in this battle — at least for the moment.