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New law gives labels victory

2nd July, 2011

The government is to give music companies in Ireland the power to block websites that it says might be involved in file sharing or illegal musicswapping.

It is doing this by way of a proposed amendment to Irish copyright law that will allow music companies to obtain injunctions against internet service providers (ISPs) that give customers access to the sites in question.

Under the proposed amendment, music companies will draw up a list of websites...

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