PC illiterate mother faces prison for music download

A mother is facing prison after her daughter illegally downloaded music from the Internet. Computer illiterate Sylvia Price has been told to fork out £4,000 to the British Phonographic Industry or risk jail.

Daughter Emily, 14 had been using file-sharing sites to download 1,400 song for free without telling her mother. The girl insists she did not realise she was doing anything wrong.

Ms Price of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, said she did not know where she would get the money from. “I’ll have to go to prison,” she said.

The 53 year old is legally responsible for the fine despite not knowing how to use a computer. “I’m worried,” she said.

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