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Copyright Protection Portal Protects British Artists

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), a trade body for more than 300 UK music labels, has launched a Copyright Protection Portal that lets rights holders and artists track and report illegal copies of their music. Users upload their songs into BPI’s bespoke crawlers, which provides analysis on tunes that are being pirated and where, as well as information about infringing links that have already been removed. BPI partnered with the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) to create the bespoke program. BPI claims to have removed nearly 145 million illegal links to music from Google and carried out 465 physical investigations, resulting in seizures of more than 13 million tracks in 2014.