Day: October 11, 2010

EMI Records v UPC – the case for legislative solutions to illegal file sharingEMI Records v UPC – the case for legislative solutions to illegal file sharing



Earlier today, the Irish High Court released its decision on whether it would grant an injunction against an ISP (in this case UPC) requiring it to implement a graduated response solution to reduce unauthorized file sharing of music. After reviewing a large amount of evidence and hearing from experts, the Court ruled that this type of order would be just and proportionate. However, it ruled that it lacked the jurisdiction to make such an order.

Here are some of the important findings made by Justice Charleton, the same judge who presided over the EMI Records & Ors -v- Eircom Ltd, [2010] IEHC 108 case :

  • The business of the recording industry is “being devastated by internet piracy”.