Irish music v ISP showdown
March 20, 2008
Major record labels – marshalled by the Irish Recorded Music Association – are suing Ireland's largest internet provider, Eircom, arguing it lets customers use its network to illegally share songs. They want Eircom to install filtering software, but the ISP is set to argue it has no obligation to do so. The case is set to mimic a ruling won by Belgian copyright group Sabam in July, when ISP Scarlet, was ordered to install Audible Magic software to monitor its P2P traffic and block sharing of unauthorised files.