Irish High Court strikes down "3 strikes" copyright rule

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3 Responses to “Irish High Court strikes down "3 strikes" copyright rule”

  1. hdon says:

    Did anyone actually read this article?

    This is a temporary set-back for the record labels who wish for overreaching legal powers to stop the unstoppable.

    FROM THE ARTICLE:

    “…the judge said laws were not in place in Ireland to enforce disconnections over illegal downloads… this gap in legislation meant Ireland was not complying with European law.”

    “The judge made it very clear that an injunction would be morally justified but that the Irish legislature had failed in its obligation to confer on the courts the right to grant such injunctions, unlike other EU states.”

    “Irish Recorded Music Association director-general Dick Doyle said his office would pressure the Government to reform the law in favour of record labels.”

    RTFA

  2. Anonymous says:

    IF this kind of legislation passes I look forward to spelling my name across Ireland in big block letters composed of homes I’ve removed from the Internet through spoofed copyright violation emails.

    Imagine the pleasure of sending a fake copyright violation notice to the ISP of a retirement home complaining that you were the copyright holder of Lemon Party and Two Girls One Cup and those geezers won’t quit seeding your intellectual property.

    Quite a denial of service attack.

  3. Church says:

    Bravo, UPC. I want to move to Ireland so I can subscribe to your service. I wish more ISPs took such a long view.

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