"EIRCOM WILL from today begin a process that will lead to cutting off the broadband service of customers found to be repeatedly sharing music online illegally.
Ireland is the first country in the world where a system of graduated response is being put in place. Under the pilot scheme, Eircom customers who illegally share copyrighted music will get three warnings before having their broadband service cut off for a year."
Apparently, IP addresses do not constitute "personal information". Personally, I use filesharing all the time, but I use it to download large open source linux ISOs. How will Eircom legally differentiate between that content, and the content that some ragamuffin may be downloading illegally without infringing privacy laws?
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