Briefing : Court bid to force UPC to get tough on piracy

Music labels want illegal downloaders to be first warned and then cut off

14th January, 2015
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Madonna described the online leak of her tracks as ‘artistic rape’ Photo: Getty

The High Court will this week become the battleground between Ireland’s major record labels and one of the country’s biggest internet providers, UPC.

Over the course of a scheduled eight-day hearing in the commercial court in front of Mr Justice Brian Cregan, UPC is defending a court action which could compel it to introduce an anti-online piracy system where those suspected of illegally downloading music are warned that they will have...

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