Proposal for internet piracy broker service

The government is considering setting up an internet piracy broker service to resolve disputes between internet pirates and digital entertainment companies.

25th July, 2009

The government is considering setting up an internet piracy broker service to resolve disputes between internet pirates and digital entertainment companies.

The broker would facilitate ‘‘conflict resolution’’ between ‘‘entrenched’’ copyright holders, such as music labels and film companies, and those who download their work illegally.

According to industry estimates, the Irish music industry lost more than €40 million in sales last year due to internet piracy.

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