Well, it was a fun week of Lily Allen news, but it appears to have ended just in time for the weekend. Last night, the Featured Artists Coalition, a group of famous musicians who have banded together in support of the rights of alleged filesharers, met with their biggest detractor of late, Lily Allen. The FAC and Allen had been butting heads all week after Allen started a blog campaign criticizing the FAC’s more laissez-faire attitude towards music pirates, gained support from other famous musicians, including Sir Elton John, and promptly deleted the blog amid plagiarism accusations, malevolent commenters, and general blogosphere/media chaos.
Last night, however, they all agreed on a compromise, which supports “sanctions to consist of a warning letter, a stronger warning letter and a final sanction of the restriction of the infringer’s bandwidth to a level which would render file-sharing of media files impractical while leaving basic email and web access functional.”
Furthermore, the group got Lily’s back on the whole brouhaha:
“We the undersigned wish to express our support for Lily Allen in her campaign to alert music lovers to the threat that illegal downloading presents to our industry and to condemn the vitriol that has been directed at her in recent days,” their statement reads.