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Ireland Will Implement Website Blocking

Ireland Will Implement Website Blocking

Added: Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner has ordered a halt on the “three-strikes” regime because of its conflicts with privacy policies and the failure of the country’s Internet service provider Eircom to properly apply the “graduate response system”.

The issue dates back to 2009, when the Irish Recorded Music Association had reached an agreement with one of the largest ISPs in the country on the issues of unauthorized file-sharing. Under this agreement, the ISP, supervised by the outfit members (EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner), had to introduce the graduated response system.

A year ago, Eircom promised that it would be proceeding with implementation of the protocol which might lead to the suspension and ultimately disconnection of Internet service for those subscribers who deliberately and persistently violate copyright legislation.

Nevertheless, something went wrong when the ISP sent 300 notification letters to the wrong people. This failure wasn’t taken easy by the country’s Data Protection Commissioner that launched an investigation to establish the legality of the “three-strikes” regime. A report was released, saying that the authorities have decided to put a halt to the practice.

The industry experts agree that today both the courts and the official Data Protection Commissioner are starting to understand the fundamental right of users to access the web, and not to be tracked while doing so. Despite the fact that things looked bleak for the entertainment industry, one more report was released recently, revealing that website blocking can be considered as an alternative solution.

According to the local media, Seán Sherlock (Minister of State for Enterprise) is going to publish an order early next year which will allow copyright owners, after obtaining a court order, to deny access to violating services with the help of broadband providers. However, it is still unclear which websites will be classified as infringing.

The decision of the minister was mainly influenced by EMI’s threats to sue Ireland if it fails to find a feasible solution against digital piracy. In response, the Department of Enterprise, Innovation and Jobs said to EMI that the order is expected to be published and applied as law in January 2012.

December 22nd,2011

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Date:  Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Comments (9) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-12-22 14:44:05)
samps avatargo Irish, so this means that Irish encoders will stop encoding ?

posted by men (2011-12-22 18:33:04)
leedsfc2 avataris this the end?

posted by (2011-12-23 01:55:58)
DEMONLORD avatarways around it

posted by ET junkiemen (2011-12-23 02:58:56)
4GET avatarwhy a are they badgering Eircom.if you live in the major cities ! you have fibre optic cable such as upc..anyway eircom allready blocks some web sites such as tpb ..but there are ways around it via false proxy!same may apply here i guessing if they go with it ..thanks for the post and info sam

posted by (2011-12-23 05:37:05)
Rockman avatarDEMONLORD4000: What are the ways around the blocks you didn t list them would be nice to know ! ? ?

posted by (2011-12-23 06:42:16)
No avatari would assume they have more important things to sort first e.g the financial state of the country and the daily decline further and further into the dark hole they dug us into .
maybe if they stopped cleaning us out we actualy might have enough money to go the cinema or by dvd's . emi have little to be doing check out this paragraph from emi music news:
London, 18 August 2010 — Maltby Capital Ltd, the parent company of EMI, has today published EMI’s annual review for the year ended March 31st 2010.

•EBITDA before restructuring up 14% to £334 million (5.5% at constant currency)
• Operating cashflow up 55% to £250 million
•Revenues up to £1.65 billion
•Operating pre-tax profit* reaches £121 million (2009: £7 million)
•Both EMI Music and EMI Music Publishing contribute to improvement in operating performance
•Net loss (after restructuring costs and fair value adjustments) reduced by two thirds to £512 million

*after restructuring costs but before accounting impairment charges on goodwill and intangible assets

The review shows a significantly improved financial performance for the business with both divisions contributing to gains in revenue and EBITDA despite the continuing challenges in both the music industry and the wider economy.

The improved performance is the result of the significant restructuring of the business in the past two years combined with a number of notable commercial and creative successes. A copy of the Review is available on the website www.emimusic.com/about/reports/.

Stephen Alexander, Chairman of Maltby Capital Ltd, said: “This report shows the very real operational progress that EMI has made in the past three years, in the face of the serious challenges faced by the music industry and the wider economy.

“The year was characterised by creative and commercial achievement in both divisions. EMI Music had particular success with the release of the remastered Beatles catalogue, which has sold more than 13 million albums to date, as well as strong sales from newer artists such as Katy Perry and Lady Antebellum. EMI Music Publishing has again been named publisher of the year in both the US and the UK, and the business is creating valuable new revenue streams on behalf of its unmatched roster of writers.”

Roger Faxon, CEO of EMI Group, said: “There is a clear opportunity ahead for EMI as a whole to develop a structure and approach that recognises the realities of the music environment, and that truly delivers success for the creative talent that the company is privileged to represent. The operating performance we delivered in the year under review gives us a strong platform, and I’m looking forward to working with our great staff and artists to develop the business further.”

anyone would think they were running at a loss . if you dont believe the figures google emi's profit last year . and they are crying about our tiny island . i think they should find something more constructive to do with their time and leave ireland alone ,seriously how much do they really need ,get a life ,if they start chasing people down all their products should be boycotted . then again thats just my opinion

posted by (2011-12-23 21:22:13)
chasnjas avatarI try before i buy,take away my right to try before i buy,i wont buy it simple,they will lose money on this,they are just to greedy and stupid to realise it.

posted by (2011-12-23 23:33:53)
Madmazz avatarthere are 2 main ways i know of without using bullsh!t proxies

1) firefox add on = MAFIAAfire Redirector ,

2) Personally i use the TOR network...

TOR browser can bounce your request around the world so it looks like it comes from a place that doesn't censor internet content hence letting you into site your country may block. Just keep changing identity till you get what you want

hope that helps

posted by (2011-12-25 07:45:35)
darksman avatarHe Eircom is not the biggest ISP in Ireland well it was years ago but no they can S.... M. D.. so no use

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