Eircom is spying for IRMA. The offline equivalent might be the NRA reporting car speeding to the Gardaí for penalty points except in this scenario the NRA have a faulty speed camera and have lost the instruction manual which was written in Japanese to begin with. For one thing, someone downloading a piece of music from [sic] The Pirate Bay may be totally legal. Many groups publish online music for free and torrent software is great because if the connection is dropped the download can resume from that point rather than having to begin all over again. That holds true for all file types.
IP addresses are not the same as physical addresses as anyone with an internet dongle can testify. I can connect and the IP address may be one in Cork or Dublin or Limerick. It seems like techno fail to me.
Anyway what's worrying me today is this from the Irish Times
Mr Magee (56) left Eircom in February after 15 years with the company. As acting chief executive of the company last year, he set the wheels in motion for a major restructuring of Eircom’s cost base and helped to scuttle Australian financier Rob Topfer’s attempt to capture the business
The HSE is a "Frankenstein['s monster] stalking our land" and now Eircom's acting chief executive is going to take over from Brendan Drumm. Anyone else felt a cold shiver at hearing that news?