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+ - Irish Supreme Court Upholds Three-Strikes Rule Against Illegal Downloads->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The Supreme Court today upheld a challenge by four music companies to a notice of the Data Protection Commissioner which they feared would effectively unwind their “three strikes and you’re out” agreement with Eircom aimed at combating the widespread illegal downloading of music. In the ruling it was found the original High Court trial judge correctly concluded there was “a complete absence of reasons” and therefore, the notice was unlawful and made in breach of Section 10.4 of the Data Protection Acts. Makes you wonder whether the High Court would have upheld it, had the Data Commissioner given reasons ... which seemed quite justified: In September 2011, the Commissioner told Eircom the complainant subscriber had restated his original complaint and alleged Eircom’s monitoring of his internet use breached his data protection rights."
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Irish Supreme Court Upholds Three-Strikes Rule Against Illegal Downloads

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