[ILUG] Eircom surrenders
bbrelin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 14:04:01 GMT 2009
It might be nice to post something to the list regarding defensive
strategies in case of warning notices being sent to you. By defensive, I
mean, legal strategies. Anybody have any relevant links they can post?
On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 2:00 PM, Daniel <dstuartkelly at eircom.net> wrote:
> > 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
> 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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