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Eircom stands against record companies

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 24 Apr 2008 9:29 User comments (5)

Eircom stands against record companies The Ireland's largest internet service provider Eircom has stood up against the five big record companies. Eircom was sued by the Irish RIAA for allowing illegal sharing to happen in their networks. The companies claim that Eircom's networks are being used "on a grand scale" for sharing copyrighted material.
According to Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), the rapid growth of broadband internet connections in Ireland has explosively increased the amount of illegal downloads. The big four -- EMI Records, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music and Warner Music -- are carrying the suit under the Copyright and Related Rights Acts 2000. They claim that Eircom is responsible for the illegal action and should use a filtering or blocking system, such as CopySense Appliance by Audible Magic. Eircom has so far refused to use any filtering technology and says that they have no legal obligation to monitor the traffic.

The market of sound recordings has declined by 30% in a year from 146 million to 102 million euros, and estimates are that the decline will only accelerate.

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5 user comments

124.4.2008 12:23

"he rapid growth of broadband internet connections in Ireland has explosively increased the amount of illegal downloads."
........... as well as all downloading...seems tome they want to toss the baby out with the bath water because they cannot molest it....

224.4.2008 13:39
nobrainer
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*NEWS FLASH*

OMG sony are suing themselves for facitating copywrite infringement for making dvd/cd/blu-ray burners, blank media, printers, camcorders, flashdrives, vcr's, minidisc and mp3 players!

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The market of sound recordings has declined by 30% in a year from 146 million to 102 million euros, and estimates are that the decline will only accelerate.
with the introduction of more manufactured bands that have 1 good track and 11 bad ones on an album this is enivitable, its like the old saying "once bitten twice shy". But on the other hand data has shown ppl are still happy to purchase media from talented artists, and digital sales have increased faster that the decline of physicial media but ppl don't purchase the rubbish that the riaa churns out!



This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Apr 2008 @ 13:48

324.4.2008 22:15

To blame Eircom for their (the recording companies) problems is passing the buck.Just because the recording companies cannot control downloading does not give them the right to blame others for their follies.

425.4.2008 0:17

Every time I see a story like this one about the mafiaa I want to hurl on my monitor. Just proves this quote I once heard..."stupidity is more plentiful than hydrogen and has a longer shelf life". Zappa was right and the mafiaa proves it time and again. Time to go clean my monitor!

526.4.2008 19:27

Quote:
*NEWS FLASH*

OMG sony are suing themselves for facitating copywrite infringement for making dvd/cd/blu-ray burners, blank media, printers, camcorders, flashdrives, vcr's, minidisc and mp3 players!

Quote:
The market of sound recordings has declined by 30% in a year from 146 million to 102 million euros, and estimates are that the decline will only accelerate.
with the introduction of more manufactured bands that have 1 good track and 11 bad ones on an album this is enivitable, its like the old saying "once bitten twice shy". But on the other hand data has shown ppl are still happy to purchase media from talented artists, and digital sales have increased faster that the decline of physicial media but ppl don't purchase the rubbish that the riaa churns out!
Well said matey, well said indeed. The wife and I are going to see Roger Waters playing Darkside Of The Moon tour for a second year running. Now thats music worth listening to and of course worth paying for. Not everyones cup of tea, but a hell of a talent none the less.

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