Joint effort against music piracy agreed in Ireland
January 28, 2009 19.30 GMT
Today Eircom,ireland's largest broadband provider agreed with Music companies Sony BMg,Warner,EMI and Universal that it will work jointly with them step by step against illegal music downloading in the country, in a settlement talk between the broadband company and music company representatives to day after Eircom was sued by the music companies..They said they will move on to other broadband companies also gradually[ incuding my ISP].. I watched it on news..But the video they showed for news was downloading via kaza ,limeware..but no torrent or emule downloading..I donno , may be they havent got the name or somebody who is able to demo torrent downoading for video....More details below...
"In what has been billed as a world first, four music companies and internet server provider Eircom have agreed to work together to end illegal music downloading.
The settlement brought to an end an eight-day trial in which the music companies were suing Eircom as the country's largest internet service provider - over illegal downloading.
The four music companies have agreed to provide Eircom with the IP addresses of internet users detected illegally uploaded or downloading music.
For its part Eircom is agreeing to implement a three-step process - informing a subscriber if their IP address has been detected infringing copyright, warning the subscriber that if they do not stop they will be disconnected, and finally disconnecting the user if fail to heed the warning.
EMI Managing Director and Chair of IRMA Willie Kavanagh says he is delighted that a settlement has been reached and that the four music companies involved - EMI, Warner, Sony, and Universal - will now be looking to have similar arrangements put in place with the rest of the country's internet service providers."
But same ISPs response one year ago[January 2008] when U2's[rock band] manager called on ISPs to bill customers for the music downloads..
"Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Internet Service Providers says it is impossible for them to monitor the transfer of copyrighted material online.
The comments come after U2's manager called on ISPs to bill customers for music downloaded over the internet.
Paul McGuinness says that illegal downloads and file-sharing sites are affecting everyone associated with the business and have left the music industry 'in freefall'.
He has called on ISPs to play a part in helping to impose charges for music downloads, arguing that they can monitor everything subscribers do online.
Mr McGuinness says the music industry should invite internet providers to become partners and build a model with content owners, so tracks can be properly paid for.
But the Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland says it is impossible for members to identify content that is transferred.
General Manager Paul Durrant says monitoring of internet usage is in breach of the every privacy, telecommunication and data protection law that exists.
He says calls for this level of monitoring is akin to asking ISPs to spy on everything that is happening on the internet in an attempt to pick out when an illegal download is happening.
Mr Durrant describes such calls as draconian and over the top."
Source: Joint effort against music piracy agreed | File transfers cannot be monitored - ISPs