Ireland - P2P infringement case settled
Dublin, 29th January 2009
High Court proceedings between four major record companies, EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner and Eircom which have been at trial for eight days, have been settled on an amicable basis with both sides expressing satisfaction with the outcome.
Both parties have agreed on a joint approach under which they will work closely together to end the abuse of the internet by P2P (peer-to-peer) copyright infringers.
The settlement reached between the parties provides that the record companies will supply Eircom with the IP addresses of all persons who they detect illegally uploading or downloading copyrighted works on a P2P basis.
Eircom has agreed that it will from now on implement a graduated process in which it will;
The record companies have agreed that they will take all necessary steps to put similar agreements in place with all other ISPs in Ireland.For further information contact:
Daniela Bindl, IRMA