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Lily Allen threatens to quit music over British piracy laws
A tiff has been brewing between popular musicians in Britain,
surrounding the discussed repercussions for people who illegally
Some legislators in that country are suggesting abusers' internet connections should be cut should they be caught. Lily Allen has so far been the most vocal proponent of that plan, and she adopted a blog "It's Not Alright" to express her feelings and similar feelings from other artists who agree. Acts like James Blunt and Elton John jumped on board.
Meanwhile, musicians like Radiohead's Ed O'Brien, Blur's Dave Rowntree and Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley are amongst the bigger names that support a three-strikes plan, where filesharer's connections would be slowed. It's a proposed stance from the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC), a widely recognized artist's rights organization in Britain.
But the heat from Allen's dissenters was a little too hot, despite
some pretty hefty names getting behind her: not only did she shut down her anti-piracy blog within days after launching it (Twittering "the abuse was getting too much"), but she alluded to quitting music altogether. "Just so you know, I have not renegotiated my record contract and have no plans to make another record. I do, however, remain a fan of new music, so this is not some selfish crusade," she posted.