Illegal music sharers could face 10 years in jail according to new UK government plans

July 20, 2015

The UK government is considering new plans that could land illegal music sharers in prison for a maximum of 10 years.


Music Business Worldwide reports that the Conservatives are aiming to introduce a “significant deterrent” to prevent online piracy, proposing to increase the maximum prison sentence for copyright infringement from two years to ten years.

The new plans aim to target offenders who “infringe copyright for large-scale financial gain”.

Meanwhile, copying CDs & DVDs is once again illegal after a new High Court ruling.

It means consumers cannot now technically copy a CD they own and use one version in the car and another at home.