The record industry claims to be losing £200 million a year to people downloading music for free and the government is introducing the Digital Economy Bill in an attempt to combat this.
Artists including Billy Bragg and Kate Nash, and X Factor judge Louis Walsh discuss the bill and the impact
File-sharing laws could see downloaders disconnected
A proposed new law is threatening to disconnect the millions of internet users who unlawfully download free music, films and TV programmes.Read more about how the law might affect you
Panorama asked cyber expert Keith Cottenden to give us his top tips on how broadband customers in the UK can avoid running foul of new legislation for the internet.
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As Panorama looks at a rapidly changing modern music industry, we revisit a 1964 Panorama that profiled Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles, and asked him about the music industry in general and the Fab Four in particular.
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