If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Bill ‘Em

In a move which could start a worldwide trend, a Danish anti-piracy group has begun sending bills to users of file-sharing services such as Kazaa, demanding that the pirates pay for all the titles displayed in their shared download folders. The payments are then sent to the appropriate copyright holders. The action is already having an effect – fewer users are trading Danish material online, and U.S. companies are monitoring the action closely.