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IRMA launches action against Ireland over pirated music

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Jan 2012 20:34 User comments (3)

IRMA launches action against Ireland over pirated music The Irish Music Rights Association (IRMA) has launched a formal action against Ireland over unauthorized music downloads.
What seems to be the issue at hand is the Irish government promised last year to allow copyright holders to "compel" ISPs to block access to sites known to engage in music piracy. Since then, however, not much has happened and IRMA believes they are "dragging their feet" on the issues.

IRMA represents over 100 labels.

Says IRMA chairman and EMI Ireland chief executive, Willie Kavanagh of the supposed instrument the government will offer IRMA and others in the fight against piracy: "We have not yet received it, leading me to believe it?s unlikely to satisfy the music industry's requirement for injunctive relief."

The government will publish details on their expected plan next month.

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3 user comments

123.1.2012 10:07

Ahh....Ireland.......God love them. Not much pull in the music industry BUT.....lest we forget where Def Leppard is from???

223.1.2012 13:23

Originally posted by hearme0:
Ahh....Ireland.......God love them. Not much pull in the music industry BUT.....lest we forget where Def Leppard is from???
Sheffield, South Yorkshire UK


328.1.2012 9:15

I suspect the ISPs are fighting back. They will suffer the most from the action. They have already paid off their law makers. Now they are telling their puppets to stonewall the operation. They will pay more than the media so they will win the hearts of the law makers.

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