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Eircom and IMRA have made a deal to disconnect any users detected of illegally downloading copyrighted material with peer-to-peer (P2P) software.

In the agreement Eircom will disconnect any user who’s IP address is detected downloading or uploading software by the record companies. So it sounds like we’ll have a few record company skivvies sitting around with a copy of BitTorrent writing down all the IP addresses of those people downloading. There doesn’t appear to be any agreement by Eircom to supply IP addresses to the record companies.

Funnily enough, one of the arguments used by the record companies was that Eircom couldn’t care less about piracy, after their advertisement appeared on popular torrent site ThePirateBay.

So what does this mean for other broadband providers? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see….

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