Ireland

  1. Business Matters: 3 Lessons in the Demise of Eircom MusicHub

    May 24, 2013 4:08 PM EDT Eircom MusicHub, the digital music service of Irish Internet service provider eircom, announced Friday it will shut down at the end of June. The basic streaming service is provided free to all eircom customers. Non-customers can sign up for €6.9 ...

  2. Danes Deny 'Three-Strikes' Reports

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Despite a spate of online speculation, Denmark will not be following other European nations and introducing anti-piracy three-strikes legislation any time soon, a government official tells Billboard.biz. Reports that the Northern European country ...

  3. Irish Court Ruling Hits Anti-Piracy Hopes

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Disappointed Irish record labels are contemplating a court ruling's possible impact upon their attempts to force Internet Service Providers to tackle unauthorised downloading/file-sharing. In a ruling today in the Commercial division of the H ...

  4. Irish Govt To Hold P2P Talks

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eamon Ryan, the Irish Minister For Communications, has pledged to hold roundtable talks on the issue of illegal file-sharing. The discussion will involve representatives from government, the Internet service providers and the music industry. Speak ...

  5. Business Matters: SonicBids, Vodafone, FCC, Tom Petty and more

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- SonicBids has acquired ArtistData , an online platform that allows artists to update their many online profiles from one place. The site currently has 25,000 musicians using its service while SonicBids has 245,000 users. At the company blog, Ar ...

  6. Irish Labels' Legal Action Against Telcos

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) has taken legal action against mobile operators O2 and 3 Ireland. IRMA's plenary summons against both companies is part of an effort to get Irish fixed line and mobile providers to introduce a gradu ...

  7. Irish Court Backs Three-Strikes

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The High Court of Ireland has ruled that a three-strikes system to tackle illegal file-sharing would be legal under data protection law. The ruling today (April 16) by Mr. Justice Charleton followed an agreement on a graduated response scheme made ...

  8. Business Matters: The Pirate Bay, Hot Topic, iTunes Pricing

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- UPC Ireland , parent company of the NTL and Chorus Internet service providers, has refused to comply with requests from the four major music gr ...

  9. MTV U.K. Reveals Oxegen Fest Broadcast Details

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks U.K. has announced details of its coverage of Oxegen 2009, to be held at County Kildare's Punchestown Racecourse in Ireland from July 10 to 12. As official broadcast partner for the 2009 event, MTV will feature performance footag ...

  10. Major Labels Sue Irish ISPs

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The major labels have launched a legal action against two Irish Internet Service Providers, including Ireland's second largest telco BT Ireland, to make them take action against illegal file-sharers on their networks. According to the Irish T ...

  11. Irish ISPs Reject Labels' 'Three Strikes' Demand

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Internet Service Providers' Association of Ireland (ISPAI) has issued a statement rebuffing the majors' "spurious" threats of legal action over broadband subscribers who are infringing copyright. Following an out of court s ...

  12. New Zealand Govt Delays Internet Piracy Law

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST The New Zealand music industry is cautiously optimistic that new copyright legislation relating to Internet service providers will still be implemented, despite a last minute U-turn by the government. Prime minister John Key announced that the gov ...

  13. Irish ISP Agrees To Three-Strikes Scheme

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Irish ISP Eircom has made an agreement with the four majors to disconnect users who download music illegally. Eircom declined to instigate the labels' proposal to install software to detect the 'fingerprint' of copyrighted music fil ...

  14. Dublin's Point Venue Becomes The O2

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dublin's refurbished Point Theatre will reopen this December under a new name, "The O2," and is set to reopen this December. The naming rights deal is part of a strategic brand alliance forged between the venue's owners Live Na ...

  15. Labels Take Eircom ISP To Court

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ireland's labels body is taking legal action against the country's biggest broadband ISP, Eircom. According to a story leaked to the Irish Times, the Irish Recorded Music Association is taking its grievances to the High Court in Dublin o ...

  16. Irish Court Orders ISPs To Identify P2P Users

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Irish Recorded Music Association on Thursday won a landmark ruling in the High Court in Dublin forcing six Internet service providers (ISPs) to reveal the names and addresses of individuals engaged in alleged illegal file-sharing. The ruling i ...

  17. Global Pulse

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Major and independent labels in Ireland and the United Kingdom are calling Galway-based singer/songwriter Julie Feeney in the wake of her unexpected Feb. 28 win of the Irish music industry's inaugural Major and independent labels in Ireland a ...

  18. IRMA Backs New Irish Online Music Club

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ireland's leading Internet service provider Eircom Net has launched the country's first online music store. Ireland's leading Internet service provider Eircom Net has launched the country's first online music store. More than 8 ...

  19. IRMA Backs New Irish Online Music Club

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ireland's leading Internet service provider Eircom Net has launched the country's first online music store. Ireland's leading Internet service provider Eircom Net has launched the country's first online music store. More than 8 ...