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Victory For Irish File Sharers Dashed By Government Report 77

2phar writes "The Irish Government is 'to publish an order early in the new year to allow music publishers, film producers and other parties to go to court to prevent ISPs from allowing their customers access to "pirate" websites.' The government has 'written to music publisher EMI Ireland confirming the order will be published and incorporated into existing legislation in January ... EMI Ireland recently warned the Government that it would take legal action against the State if the Government did not address the problem.'" This is a response to a ruling that Eircom's current "three strikes" rules were illegal due to privacy issues.
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Victory For Irish File Sharers Dashed By Government Report

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20, 2011 @04:52AM (#38431898)

    Looks like TOR and other proxy/tunneling services and procedures are about to get a lot more popular in the Republic of Ireland...

  • Re:Go green. (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20, 2011 @06:16AM (#38432262)

    Ireland. You're now our bitch. Bend over and take it like the sissy you are.


    Ireland. You're now our bitch. Bend over and take it like the sissy you are.



    In particular this gobsheen:

    The "technology fella in de government who looks after the mp trees and de music pods" who made the decision, pushed it through, and is defending it so as to "fix" the ruling in the previous court case.

    He was spokesman for agriculture prior to getting into government and being given this new role.

  • by Xest ( 935314 ) on Tuesday December 20, 2011 @06:58AM (#38432432)

    The US created the WTO to enforce US style IP laws across the globe because WIPO wasn't playing ball due to the fact it was democratic and the small African nations wanting cheap drugs to keep their people alive outvoted the US and it's strong IP law lobby.

    WTO is very much the US' puppet organisation and not vice versa. This is also why the US pushes countries to sign up to it and adhere to it's rulings, whilst simultaneously ignoring rulings against it by the WTO itself.

    I'm not sure how one could claim the WTO is in charge of the US when the whole US the WTO exists is to push US trade policy and the subvert the previously more rational, fair, and democratic nature of WIPO. They're both shit now though, in order to avoid becoming obsolete, WIPO is now adhering to the US line, which is just what the US wanted.

  • by GameboyRMH ( 1153867 ) <.moc.liamg. .ta. .hmryobemag.> on Tuesday December 20, 2011 @08:44AM (#38432990) Journal

    Don't use TOR for torrents, it bogs the network down while some guy is trying to leak info from China before the government goons bust the door down. Use I2P if you want to run torrents over a darknet.

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. -- Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.