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Networking Piracy The Courts

Irish ISP Wins Major Legal Victory Against Record Companies 96

Posted by Soulskill
from the just-say-no dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The High Court in Dublin ruled today that there was no precedent in Irish law to force ISPs to identify and disconnect people accused of illegally downloading copyrighted files. The court case was spurred by objections to the recording industry's three-strikes system from Irish internet provider UPC. Earlier this year, Eircom, one of Ireland's other large ISPs, gave in and implemented the system, as we discussed previously. This resulted in many of the more 'technical' users leaving that ISP in droves. Nice to see an ISP willing to take a stand."
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Irish ISP Wins Major Legal Victory Against Record Companies

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 11, 2010 @04:49PM (#33863016)

    He could also get a series of squirrels to hand deliver pieces of paper with handwritten ones and zeros to communicate the internet.
    It would take a while to train all the squirrels though....And his ping might be quite high (depending how fast the squirrels are)

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 11, 2010 @07:07PM (#33864156)

    Zero choice huh? I live in the suburbs in the Northeast, I have MANY choices of broadband internet... Neighbor 1, neighbor 2, neighbor 3 and so on and so forth.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.