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Ireland / High Court / [2012] IEHC 264

EMI Records (Ireland) Limited, Sony Music Entertainment Ireland Limited, Universal Music (Ireland) Limited and Warner Music Ireland Limited v Data Protection Commissioner (and Eircom plc notice party)

Policy area:
Information society
Deciding Body type:
National Court/Tribunal
Deciding Body:
High Court
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

The applicants were music companies who obtained information from Eircom, a major telecommunications and internet service company in Ireland. This information consisted of the copyright title, time and temporary IP address of individuals who were unlawfully sharing copyrighted materials online. The respondent was the Data Protection Commissioner, who issued an enforcement notice directing Eircom to cease providing such information to the music companies. The companies challenged the legality of the enforcement notice.