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 July 1, 2009  Posted by  Business, Court, Non-U.S., Online

Cable broadband provider UPC has confirmed that it has been served with a plenary summons by solicitors acting on behalf of the ‘Big Four’ record labels EMI, Warner, Universal and Sony over its refusal to implement a ‘three strikes’ against illegal downloaders.

UPC told siliconrepublic.com that it is now preparing its defence and intends to “vigorously defend its position” in court.

The case stems from the out-of-court settlement agreed between the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) – which represents the Big Four labels – and Eircom in January, whereby Eircom agreed to implement a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ policy against illegal peer-to-peer (P2P) downloaders.

Read more on SiliconRepublic.com.

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