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3rd party specialists to police music downloads in Eircom deal.

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    Last weeks landmark "big brother" agreement between Eircom and the four large record labels has far reaching implications on how people will listen to and download music on the internet.

    What was agreed amounts to “three strikes and you are out”, as account holders found to be sharing copyrighted material three times will have their broadband connection cut off.

    The record labels will employ a third-party specialist company that will monitor peer-to-peer networks which are the primary way to share music illegally. The most popular peer-to-peer services are those which use the Bit Torrent protocol including Limewire, Shareaza and Vuze (formerly Azureus).