Lily Allen has made a U-turn in her stance on the pirating and illegal sharing of her music, saying she doesn't mind people copying her CDs and selling them on at a profit.
Lily Allen has made a U-turn in her stance on music piracy.
The 'Not Fair' singer - who launched a scathing attack on illegal file-sharing on her MySpace blog and attacked indie group Radiohead for giving their latest album away on a pay-what-you-want basis - claims she doesn't care if people copy her albums and sell them on for a profit.
Lily, 24, told UK radio station Key 103 Radio: "If someone comes up with a burnt copy of my CD and offers it to you for Â£4, I haven't a problem with that as long as the person buying it places some kind do of value on my music."
In Lily's original blog post she said downloading was starving up-and-coming artists of money they need to keep producing music, and attacked the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) - whose members include Travis singer Fran Healy, Blur drummer Dave Rowntree and Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien.
She wrote: "I'm going to be writing to British artists, saying just this: File sharing's not OK for British music. We need to find new ways to help consumers access and buy music legally, but saying file sharing's fine is not helping anyone - and definitely not helping British music."
The FAC recently called for the British government to abandon proposals to cut off the internet connections of people who illegally download music.