Digital Rights Ireland was in court on Tuesday to hear Justice Peter Kelly’s decision on filesharing. We had written to the parties to ask that our concerns be taken into consideration. In the end, the decision, which was reported in electricnews.net and on the DRI site did not go the way we would have liked. I am very concerned that people’s private information is being handed over without any detailed consideration of their right to privacy.
There are still arguments to be made and there will be future opportunities to make our case more strongly. However it is worth saying loudly that dealing with these types of issues in the courts is expensive. Digital Rights Ireland is dependent on supporters’ contributions to keep the battle going.