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May 31, 2010

Ireland gets tough on illegal filesharers

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by David Allen

It looks as if the largest internet service provider (ISP) in Ireland, Eircom is beginning to get tough on illegal file sharers by sending out threatening letters to those who are accused of sharing copyrighted material.

There have been rumbles around Europe from providers and governments on this practice, but Ireland has become the first country in Europe to implement the three strikes and you are off the internet policy.

According to reports, Eircom have already begun to send out warning letters to those internet users who have been singled out as being guilty of sharing or using illegal content on the internet.

Eircom gets its information from the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), who in turn have been using internet monitoring firm Dtecnet to harvest IP addresses of filesharers.

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