Irish court reinstates ‘three strikes’ anti-piracy regime after rejecting privacy concerns

Four music record companies have won a court order in Ireland overturning a ban placed on an anti-piracy policy operated by the country’s largest internet service provider (ISP).In December last year Ireland’s data protection watchdog had issued an enforcement notice banning Eircom from operating its ‘three strikes’ system. The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner in Ireland (ODPC) had expressed concern that Eircom’s system of using IP addresses to identify alleged copyright infringers invades customers’ privacy, according to media reports at the time.To continue reading this Out-Law report, go to:
www.out-law.com/en/articles/2012/july/irish-court-reinstates-three-strikes-anti-piracy-regime-after-rejecting-privacy-concerns/

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