Allen In Music Piracy U-turn
LILY ALLEN has backtracked in the fight against music piracy - she is happy for fans to circulate illegal copies of her albums, as long as they don't give them away for free.
The Smile hitmaker recently urged the British government to crack down on illicit file-sharing, insisting illegal downloads will destroy the music industry.
Several high-profile stars, including Sir Elton John and Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, backed Allen's stance.
But now the singer has shocked other campaigners by claiming she doesn't mind people copying her songs on to blank discs and handing them out, as long as they take some sort of payment for it.
She tells British radio station Key 103, "If someone comes up with a burnt copy of my CD and offers it to you for £4 I haven't a problem with that as long as the person buying it places some kind of value on my music."