Crack down on pirates say stars

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Some of the biggest names in British music have written to David Cameron calling for a crackdown on illegal file-sharing.

Lord Lloyd-Webber, Sir 
Elton John and Simon Cowell are among those who claim the UK economy could be boosted by stronger copyright laws to protect the music industry.

They have urged the Prime Minister to implement the Digital Economy Act 2010 to ensure internet service providers, search engines and online advertisers protect consumers from illegal sites.

Their letter, also signed by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend from The Who, and Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen, stated: “Illegal activity online must be pushed to the margins. This will benefit consumers, giving confidence they are buying safely online from legal websites.”