British pop star Lily Allen has topped the blogosphere this week over posts made to her anti-piracy blog “It’s Not Alright“. The singer came out in favor of proposed UK legislation that would cut off the Internet connections of those found to be downloading copyrighted material three times.
However, it was found that one of her posts had been copied in part from the Techdirt blog, creating an obvious irony. Allen also admitted she distributed mixtapes of other artists’ work early in her career, somewhat undermining her case.
In a change of heart, Allen deleted the blog posts, apologized to Techdirt and said she will abandon her stance. The blog TorrentFreak claims that Allen continues to support bandwidth throttling of infringers, but not total disconnection.
Now singer Dan Bull has responded to the debate in the form of an open letter presented as a song entitled “Dear Lily”. The full video is below, and contains some pretty good zingers.
What do you think? Is Lily Allen’s stance on file sharing hypocritical?
[Image credit: Benoît Derrier]