Ireland’s Eircom agrees to pull plug on Internet pirates

In a settlement with four major record companies, Eircom, the Irish Internet service provider, has agreed to disconnect users who download music illegally from the Web.The companies – EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner – had wanted Eircom to install software to detect the “fingerprint” of copyrighted music files being sent over its network.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUKTRE50S45B20090129
http://in.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idINIndia-37731620090129
http://iht.com/articles/2009/01/29/technology/eircom.4-419048.phpIrish ISP agrees to disconnect repeat P2P users
“Three strikes” rules have come to Ireland in a sudden and unexpected way, as the country’s largest ISP settles a court case brought by the music industry and agrees to take action on file-swappers. Repeat offenders will be disconnected from the ‘Net.
http://arstechnica.com/telecom/news/2009/01/irish-isp-agrees-to-disconnect-repeat-p2p-users.ars

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