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Pledge “bpifine”

"I will donate £10 to pay the fine of Sylvia Price, whose daughter downloaded some MP3s but only if 400 other people will also throw in a tenner."

— Alan Connor, concerned music lover

Deadline to sign up by: 31st July 2005
54 people signed up, 346 more were needed

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  • I believe that justice would be best served by allowing Sylvia to go to prison. Why Cos the BPI are interested only in the money - they stand to gain nothing and lose everything by putting ordinary people like her in Prison

    Just a thought...
  • It's not a fine yet. It's an arbitrary demand from a solicitor, and is therefore not compulsory at all. Sylvia Price would be much better off finding a good solicitor and challenging this head-on, and I'd happily contribute a tenner towards her legal fees for a defence, but to actually pay this without a defence is essentially to reward a demand for money with menaces.
    Helen, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I agree. I would happily give a tenner - or more - to help Sylvia... but I will not give a penny to the BPI or their lawyers.
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Alan Connor, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • simon hayes budgen
  • Alex
  • Nick Hall
  • Sagar Shah
  • Chris Lockie
  • Ian Gibbs
  • Chris B
  • Lucidwake
  • Ed Ling
  • Matthew Jones
  • sean walsh
  • dave heasman
  • Steven Evans
  • Patrick Coleman
  • Dominic
  • Libby Miller
  • Barny Shergold
  • Jo
  • Jakob Bronebakk
  • jackson Boxer
  • James Lattimore
  • Dan Butt
  • Mairi Brady
  • Jessica Baily
  • Alex Martindale
  • A J Stiles
  • Paul Newsham
  • carlos
  • Heather Harrison
  • Tony
  • Jamie Hancock
  • Dean Sas
  • Alan Bates
  • Martin Ward
  • Tony Brown
  • Adam McGreggor
  • Dan Chambers
  • Jay
  • Ed Cope
  • Tim Hammond
  • Jacqueline Thomson
  • John Latham
  • Howard Richardson
  • sean Jones
  • 10 people who did not want to give their names

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