Irish ISP’s Agreement with Music Industry Favored by CourtAdded: Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
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Four record labels (Warner Music, EMI Records, Universal Music and Sony Music, all based in Ireland) claimed a victory over the Irish Internet service provider Eircom after the court ruled to reject a notice issued by the Data Protection Commissioner.
The record labels challenged Data Protection Commissioner’s notice, which was filed late last year, and finally won this battle. The established agreement between the music industry and Eircom says that a “three-strikes” regime has to be enforced on the Eircom’s customers.
If a subscriber fails to comply after 3 notifications, their Internet account will be suspended for a week, but after 4 warnings the infringer can lose their access to the web permanently. Data Protection Commissioner claimed that the notice was aimed at stopping the information protection and privacy legislation breaches. On the other side, the record labels said the notice would meddle with their agreement.
The court decided that the notice was invalid because it brought no further reasons for it to be applied. In addition, the reasons also involved a misconstruction of the relevant legislation. Finally, the notice was regarded as an excess of power and irrationality, as the record labels claimed in the proceedings. The High Court agreed with the music industry, saying that the notice was unlawful. The DTC denied the claims.
The notice in question was filed after the Data Protection Commissioner followed on a complaint from an Eircom customer who got a warning. According to the settlement, the record labels had to provide Eircom with IP addresses of its subscribers suspected of unauthorized downloading. In response, the Data Protection Commissioner reminded that the European Court of Justice has already ruled that the protocol was illegal under EU laws.
July 4th,2012Posted by:
Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
|posted by (2012-07-05 13:28:33)|
|Want free Eircom, google 'Eircom Thinger'.|
The Irish government/courts are any big corporations bitch.
|Human Rights prevent depriving anyone of Internet Access even temporarily unless they have been convicted of very serious pedophile offences online.|
So I suggest Warner Music, EMI Records, Universal Music and Sony Music stuff that one right somewhere . . . very painful!!
If any court in the EU were to rule stopping internet access because of purported or actual online pirating of 'copyright' material, it would VERY quickly be overturned by the European Justice System, to maintain Human Rights. It is also certain that if such a case were to arise, damages and costs would be awarded to the victims of blocked internet, and fines of MILLIONS OF EUROS would be set against the aggravating parties, ie said record companies, or cohorting Governments.
So this is just YET another COMPLETELY IDLE threat by the record industry.
|posted by (2012-07-05 21:11:32)|
|eircom probably didn't even try fight them and just bent over backwards for them again like they did when they blocked pirate bay theres a reason why there the worst isp in this country|
|posted by (2012-07-07 22:30:33)|
|yeah bent over backwards like the goverment who are told what to do.||
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