Music Industry Seek BitTorrent Blackout
"P2P faces its toughest battle "
Published: 25th February 2009 | Source: Tom's Hardware |BitTorrent facing its toughest battle yet?
The music industry is making another steadfast push in a bid to stamp out P2P file sharing by demanding that ISP's block all torrent-based file sharing sites. Irish ISP Eircom has reportedly stated that it won't block any sites, but that it would actively disconnect users it suspected of sharing copyrighted material.
The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), which represents EMI, Sony BMG, Universal and Warner is demanding that Eircom also block a list of P2P sites.
Popular P2P site 'The Pirate Bay' are currently fighting copyright infringement charges in a Swedish court, and they have been blocked in Denmark. According to the source article, if the agreement between the IRMA and Eircom stands then Ireland will be next. Even if the agreement falters then it may still have serious implications further abroad.
Is P2P file sharing creeping ever closer to its demise? Will ISP's comply with the IRMA's demands to block known file sharing sites?
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