[ILUG] Eircom surrenders
dstuartkelly at eircom.net
Thu Jan 29 14:00:05 GMT 2009
> From: ilug-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-bounces at linux.ie] On
> Behalf Of Phil Bradley
> I don't particularly like Eircom and I think they have misled
> uninformed customers into thinking that they were entitled to
> download music by virtue of paying for broadband (their
> adverts definitely used to imply
> this) but really, exchanging copyrighted material is already
> against the law and a warning and/or disconnection is a
> proportionate (IMO) rebuke.
Eircom launched their own branded music site a while back
Here's their old press release -
They still have one going but it seems to be outsourced as its here now
I'm sure that this is what their advertising is aimed at.
> My main concern is that Eircom will equate all P2P activity
> with illegal activity and disconnect customers for
> distributing Ubuntu ISOs (it would fun to watch that argument
> in the supreme court:)
Feel free to correct me here if I have misunderstood.
>From what I've read on the subject so far Eircom are not actually doing any
monitoring of P2P activity. They are simply accepting reports of IP
addresses from the music companies and doing something with these reports
before giving the customer a warning.
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