Friday, 19 June 2009
Harping on about ISP liability in Ireland
From the IT Law in Ireland weblog of respected Irish scholar TJ McIntyre comes news that, following their inconclusive action against Eircom (see IPKat post here) earlier this year, the music industry is suing internet service providers UPC and BT.
Left: cunningly disguised as an Irish harp, this sophisticated device filters out all downloads so large they can't fit between the strings ...
In the earlier action EMI,SONY BMG, Universal Music and Warner wanted Eircom to install special software to detect the unique “fingerprint” of illegal up/downloaded copyright music files but Eircom refused, saying it was not technically feasible and that it would have interfered with the operation of its network and services.