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
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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