Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Woman becomes first Scottish person to be convicted of illegal music file sharing

A woman has become the first person in Scotland to be convicted of illegally sharing music online.
Great deals on musical instruments

A woman who illegally downloaded up to 30,000 music files has become the first person in Scotland to be convicted of unlawful file sharing.

Anne Muir, 58, pleaded guilty to downloading and distributing copyrighted music that were collectively worth £54,000.

She was arrested in 2008 after an investigation instigated by the BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) and the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) identified unusual activity coming from her computer. When police raided her home they found 7493 digital music files and 24,243 karaoke files.

Lorenzo Alonzi, her defence lawyer, said that Ms Muir, who is a nurse, had not been downloading the music to make money but to build up her self-esteem after suffering from depression.

He said: "Mrs Muir was not in any way trying to distribute on a large scale, she had a very big quantity of these files because she was hoarding - a symptom of a severe obsessive personality disorder that she suffers from."

Despite the popularity of music sites like iTunes illegal music downloading is still a huge problem.

According to BPI, 7.7 million had illegally pirated music last year costing the music industry £219 million.

Save Money Now And Buy Online TodayADNFCR-2133-ID-800528190-ADNFCR

Posted on 11 May 2011 16:27 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.

8 May 2017 14:48
thumbnail

Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures

28 Mar 2017 12:28
thumbnail

On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day

23 Mar 2017 15:29
thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09
thumbnail

Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.

21 Mar 2017 15:25
thumbnail

Aiming to provide equal educational opportunities for children across the U.K, NYMAZ outline the importance of technology in today's learning environment.

10 Mar 2017 12:22

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Building upon the success of the acclaimed Hall of Fame Reverb Pedal, the second instalment from TC Electronic sees a much more refined and modern rendition.

26 May 2017 09:55
thumbnail

Novation's Circuit Groovebox is now more expressive than ever, with new firmware granting players exciting new updates to enhance their playing experience

25 May 2017 11:53
thumbnail

Complete with integrated Wi-fi capabilities the Ui24R Recording and Mixing System can operate almost anywhere with unprecedented control and access.

24 May 2017 12:51
thumbnail

Following CITES agreement last year, Fender has announced that their Elite guitar and bass range will be subject to strict regulation and substitution of woods.

23 May 2017 12:21
thumbnail

A reinterpretation of its predecessor, the Moog Subsequent 37 CV Analog Synth builds upon a cumulative effort between Moog and the very people who play them.

18 May 2017 16:00
thumbnail

With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.

17 May 2017 12:40