From The Telegraph:

Sir Elton John, Lord Lloyd Webber and the rapper Tinie Tempah are among other leading musical figures who have signed a letter to the Daily Telegraph calling for more action to tackle the illegal copying and distribution of music.

Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, the producer Simon Cowell, and Professor Green, another rapper, are also among the signatories.

The letter, which will also be sent to David Cameron this week, highlights the role that search engines can play in giving people access to illegal copies.

Search engines must “play their part in protecting consumers and creators from illegal sites,” the signatories say, adding that broadband companies and online advertisers must also do more to prevent piracy.

The intervention is the latest phase of a public row between the British music industry and Google, the world’s biggest internet search engine.

Read more at The Telagraph.

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