All four major labels have put their name to a lawsuit that aims to force a country to introduce anti-piracy laws and pay damages for past abuses.
EMI, Sony, Warner and Universal are named in the suit.
The country they are pursuing is the Republic of Ireland, where the economy has collapsed in the Euro bust and young people – the ones who use music most – are fleeing the country in numbers unseen since the potato famine.
The biz may be right to stop people stealing its apples, but its timing is skewed and the victim it has picked can hardly pick itself off the ropes. hat do they want of the poor Irish?
Think again, suits.