Just sent this to my MP - don't suppose it will do any good, but you've got to try!
I feel I must write to you to indicate my strong objection to the bullying tactics employed by the British Phonographic Industry in its approach to legitimate internet retailers selling genuine CD's sourced from outside of Europe. These internet retailers have played a major part in making CDs more affordable for the UK public to buy, and have gone a long way in forcing more traditional retailers into charging fairer prices for these products. This action against CDWow.com, and now Play.com is a major blow for the consumer and for the music industry as a whole. The proceedings taken by the BPI will reduce the number of people buying CDs, and encourage people to illegally download songs from the internet. Surely this will damage the struggling British music industry far more than the parallel importing of legitimate CDs. Again, this is reinforcing the view that we live in a "rip-off" Britain - with industry protected by over-regulation, whilst the consumer (once again) is disadvantaged.
I look forward to receiving your comments on this issue.