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Eircom and Irish record labels settle action

Full story here. This is the action which began in March 2008. Per Irish Times breaking news report, “both parties have agreed to work closely together and on a joint approach aimed at ending ‘the abuse of the internet by …

Wed, Jan 28, 2009, 19:12

   

Full story here. This is the action which began in March 2008.

Per Irish Times breaking news report, “both parties have agreed to work closely together and on a joint approach aimed at ending ‘the abuse of the internet by P2P (peer to peer) copyright infringers’.

“The approach involved the companies – EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner – providing Eircom with the IP addresses of all persons whom they detected to be illegally uploading or downloading copyright works on a peer to peer basis.

“Eircom has agreed measures which include the ultimate disconnection of infringing subscribers who ignore warnings to cease such infringement”.

This report also contains a comment from Willie Kavanagh, chairman of EMI Records and of the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), saying he expects other ISPs to follow Eircom’s example.

UPDATE Report from Adrian Weckler with quote from Eircom

UPDATE 2 John Collins and Mary Carolan’s piece in today’s paper has a quote from Ronan Lupton, chairman of Alto, the group which represents telecoms operators other than Eircom, saying the agreement “is not one enforceable on the rest of the industry given the direct nature of the action against Eircom”.

(Original RTE report here)