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Reality Bytes: ISPs strike back in downloading war

Are telecom firms plotting revenge against the music industry?

28th February, 2009

As anger intensifies over the record labels’ demand that music-sharing websites in Ireland be blocked, internet service providers (ISPs) are now considering fighting back in some creative ways. A few hot-headed ISP bosses are pushing options which include cutting off access to music labels’ websites.

“If themusic labels think censorship is appropriate, perhaps we should block access to their websites and music stores for major album launches,” said one ISP executive last week....

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