|Pirated Live 8 DVDs on eBay, Industry Protests|
|Lisa Minter (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Tue, 5 Jul 2005 11:33:39 -0500
Internet auction site eBay said on Tuesday it had begun removing|
illegal DVD copies of the Live 8 poverty awareness pop concerts from
its Web site, after the record industry complained.
Some of the pirate recordings on the site early on Tuesday were on
One of them boasts footage from huge concerts in London's Hyde Park
Ten concerts took place in all, from Tokyo in the east to near Toronto
While the concerts were free, British media said record company EMI
"There are too many people out there who believe music is for
"Sadly we are not at all surprised by this incident."
EBay said it had begun removing the listings.
"The unauthorized copies of Live 8 DVDs we have been told about have
EBay has already been labeled an "electronic pimp" by Geldof after
It suspended some of the accounts of users who placed hoax bids for
Geldof also organized the Live Aid charity gigs 20 years ago to raise
The BPI urged eBay to toughen its safeguards against piracy, noting a
In 2001, the BPI arranged for the removal of 2,315 illegal online
Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.
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