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. 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.

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