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Music-swapping sites to be blocked by internet providers

Irish internet users are to be blocked from accessing music swapping websites, as internet service providers bow to pressure from the music industry.

21st February, 2009

Irish internet users are to be blocked from accessing music swapping websites, as internet service providers bow to pressure from the music industry. Eircom, the country’s biggest internet provider, is to start blocking its internet customers from accessing music swapping.

The country’s other internet providers have been told by the Irish Recorded Music Association (Irma) to follow suit or face legal action. If the music industry is successful, Ireland will become the first...

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