LONDON, July 10 (UPI) -- Britain's recording industry Monday called on two Internet service providers to shut accounts that allegedly accommodate illegal music file sharing.
The British Phonographic Institute said it fired off a letter to Cable-and-Wireless and Tiscali requesting they close the 59 accounts voluntarily.
"We are providing Tiscali and Cable & Wireless with unequivocal evidence of copyright infringement via their services," BPI Chairman Peter Jamieson said in a news release. "It is now up to them to put their house in order and pull the plug on these people."
The BPI has thus far pursued legal action against 139 individuals over file sharing. The organization said going to the ISPs provides an opportunity to deal with a larger number of cases in a more-efficient manner.
There was no immediate comment on the action from the two ISPs.