2/3 of Irish Users are Under “Three-Strikes” Regime Added: Monday, June 21st, 2010
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The Irish music industry seems to keep its promise to Eircom, the country’s largest Internet Service Provider, given to the ISP in the out-of-court settlement. Therefore the entertainment industry started to target the Ireland’s 2nd largest provider, Vodafone. As a new report says, Vodafone is now in the process of negotiations with the IRMA (Irish Recorded Music Association) on the issue of sending out warning letters and even cutting file-sharing users off the Internet. As the statistics show, since last month, about 800 Eircom users have already got their first strike.
After the out-of-court settlement occurred with Irish largest Internet provider Eircom last year, in this past May the Irish Recorded Music Association, with Universal, EMI, Warner and Sony being its members, acknowledged that the union would start tracing, notifying and disconnecting infringing file-sharers.
The scheme was the following: IRMA was using information provided by Danish company DtecNet, and supplying the ISP with alleged infringing IPs for a 3-month pilot time. So far, the largest ISP throughout the country has delivered about 800 notifications to its users. IRMA promised at out-of-court settlement that the industry wouldn’t leave the ISP at a competitive disadvantage, because it was clear that people would change Eircom for another provider, once learning it’s a ‘bad’ provider for illegal file-sharers. In order to protect Eircom from customers’ loss, IRMA filed legal papers against mobile operators O2 and 3, accusing them in non-cooperation last month. To the contrary, other mobile ISPs like Vodafone and Meteor (Eircom subsidiary) are reported to be in talks with the industry, attempting to bring the graduated response to their operations.
According to IRMA Chairman and EMI Ireland CEO’s statement, Vodafone has made a significant progress in negotiations focused on bringing file-sharing disconnections to the service provider. Vodafone announced that file exchange is considered a serious issue for the country’s entertainment industry, and that it’s looking forward to introducing some measures consistent with legislation and court decisions.
While Vodafone is about to join Eircom in the decision of tracking their file-sharers, thus covering about two-thirds of the Irish online population, another ISP called UPC refuses to disconnection its users and is going to face the lawsuit in the Commercial Court brought on by the entertainment industry.
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Monday, June 21st, 2010
|posted by (2010-06-21 07:18:18)|
|Erin go Brah..............|
|Here's a good one about DetecNet these people MPAA and RIAA are using. Also they have this "Scan" button on their web site if you want your computer scanned for copy righted material - yea right; think people are really stupid enough to do that? Appears so..|
|damn,me woman is in Ireland,good thing this article came up here on ET!! good usefull post,thx!!|
|tnx sam 4 post,looks like upc will save us|
|shit man, im in the north, there gonna hit us hard now, i have family in the south, i must tell them. thanks for the warning !!! itll come in very handy|
|ohhh and tiÃ³cfadia Ã¡r la||
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