May 282010
 
 May 28, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online

Andrew Orlowski reports:

A pilot scheme cracking down on copyright pirates is now underway in Ireland. But what’s it supposed to achieve, exactly? After reading the details you may be as puzzled as we are.

The experiment is the result of an out of court settlement between the major labels and ISP Eircom last year, in which the latter agreed to introduce a ‘graduated response’ scheme for infringers. Eircom will process around 50 infringement notifications a week, in a sort of national anti-lottery.

Read more on The Register. Reading the article is inducing flashbacks to sitting in a statistics course and calculating probabilities. 🙂

Related, also in The Register: ISPs told to keep filesharer naughty list.

Thanks to the reader who sent in this link.

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