Dublin, Ireland – Following Irish ISP Eircom’s move to
implement a new "graduated response" protocol that severs the
Internet connections of repeatedly warned file-swappers, the major record
labels are in talks with Vodafone Ireland on a similar system, the Irish Times

The Times reports that around 800 file-swappers have already received
warnings from Eircom since the country’s largest ISP implemented the system
last month.

Should the labels — which initially sued Eircom seeking action
against file-sharing — be successful in getting Vodafone to comply,
"graduated response" for file-swappers would cover nearly two-thirds
of all Irish broadband households.

At least one Irish ISP, UPC, is currently
fighting the Irish Recorded Music Association’s (IRMA) request to implement
graduated response.


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(Irish Times)
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