Tag: ireland

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Country Profile – Ireland 2013

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Irish ISPs ordered to block The Pirate Bay within 30 days

As expected, the Irish High Court has ruled that six local ISPs must block access to The Pirate Bay, after a case brought by the major music labels.
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Irish music industry seeks new court order to block The Pirate Bay

Court-mandated ISP blocks of piracy sites is now well established in the UK, after a series of High Court rulings.
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Spotify goes live in Ireland and Luxembourg

There was no official announcement, but Spotify went live in two more European countries yesterday morning: Ireland and Luxembourg.
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Irish ISP UPC blames ‘testing’ for Pirate Bay block

A number of UPC customers trying to access The Pirate Bay were greeted instead with a message: "The Pirate Bay has been blocked."
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Netflix signs up 1m UK and Irish members in seven months

Streaming films and TV service Netflix says it has signed up 1m members in the UK and Ireland in the seven months since launching there.
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We7 shutters foreign operations

We7 is no longer available outside the UK and Ireland as the company undergoes “a massive change to our website and streaming provision”.
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Three strikes back on the agenda in Ireland

The four major labels have succeeded in their attempt to overturn a Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) ruling in Ireland that three-strikes graduated response initiatives by ISPs were illegal.
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Three strikes back on the agenda in Ireland

The four major labels have succeeded in their attempt to overturn a Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) ruling in Ireland that three-strikes graduated response initiatives by ISPs were illegal.
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Music Ally Report: Breaking Pandora’s box

Our lead examines the future for Pandora: with increasing costs as it grows, and more competition from music services offering rival personal radio as a feature, can Pandora prevail as a service in its own right?
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Eircom urges rival Irish ISPs to implement three-strikes

Irish ISP Eircom has been operating a graduated response scheme to tackle illegal filesharing since early 2009, after reaching a settlement with the major labels who had been suing it.
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Irish ISP Eircom’s three-strikes system halted by regulator

Eircom made headlines a couple of years ago when it became the first ISP in Ireland to agree to implement a three-strikes policy to kick persistent filesharers off the internet for 12 months.