On Thursday 29 January 2009, Phil Bradley wrote:
> I don't particularly like Eircom and I think they have misled uninformed
> customers into thinking that they were entitled to download music by
> virtue of paying for broadband (their adverts definitely used to imply
> this) but really, exchanging copyrighted material is already against the
> law and a warning and/or disconnection is a proportionate (IMO) rebuke.
>> My main concern is that Eircom will equate all P2P activity with illegal
> activity and disconnect customers for distributing Ubuntu ISOs (it would
> fun to watch that argument in the supreme court:)
If I've got this right, the complainer or their agent will send a notice to
Eircom saying "we say that IP address 18.104.22.168 violated copyright on High
School Musical 7 : Dole Office, at 23:45 on Jan 30th, 2009" and then Eircom
issue their warning notice.
It's better than some of the other options like trying to compel the ISP to
block certain traffic, to reveal the subscribers identity or to run their
magic fingerprint spotting technology on all traffic.
This is probably the least hassle way all round for this to sort it out but
it'll be interesting seeing how Eircom cope with the delivery of notices and
whether they go about fixing the WEP thing at the same time.
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