High Court, EMI v Eircom [2005] IEHC 233

Document type
Court Decision
Record companies requested Eircom, a large ISP, to provide identities of 17 customers who were allegedly infringing copyright. The High Court ordered that customers’ identities should be passed to the ISP, based on the UK tort case of Norwich Pharmacal v Customs & Excise 1973 UKHL 6. The court also relied on the Canadian case of BMG Canada v Doe 2004 FC 488. 
Topic, claim, or defense
Privacy or Data Protection
Document type
Court Decision
Issuing entity
Appellate Domestic Court
Type of service provider
Internet Access Provider (Including Mobile)
OSP obligation considered
Data Retention or Disclosure
Type of law
General intermediary liability model
Takedown/Act Upon Court Order