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January 13th, 2012 By Eli Johnson | The Morning After | Posted In: Movies, Music

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EMI Records has filed a lawsuit against the Irish state for not fulfilling its obligations under European law to block online piracy. Despite major record labels in Ireland (Warner, Universal, Sony and EMI) being harmed by Ireland’s lack of “blocking, diverting or interrupting of Internet communications,” which breaches copyright law, Ireland never implemented any piracy blocking provisions and last year member of the High Court Justice Peter Charleton acknowledged this.

“It is not surprising that the legislative response laid down in our country in the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000, at a time when this problem was not perceived to be as threatening to the creative and retail economy as it has become in 2010, has made no proper provision for the blocking, diverting or interrupting of internet communications intent on breaching copyright,” Justice Charleton’s judgment began.

“Establishing a causal link between Irish law and filesharing will be difficult, particularly given the evidence from elsewhere that blocking is ineffective,” said TJ McIntyre, lawyer at the University College Dublin. And while site-blocking is a last resort for the record labels, the link between the breach of the State’s obligations and the labels’ losses could prove to be problematic.

David Bowie + Tim Tebow = Tebowie.

Lil Wayne is releasing a memoir called Gone Till November about the time he spent in Rikers.

All 22 of the Bond films are coming to Blu-Ray.

You can peep a live performance Common’s “Celebrate” off of his new album The Dreamer, The Believer here.

There will be a third Scorpion King film and in it you can catch Ron Pearlman sporting a mullet. Reason one of a million not to go buy the direct-to-DVD flick.

There will be a sequel to Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice and Tim Burton will somehow be affiliated. Michael Keaton is eagerly waiting by the phone to reprise his role as the leading man when he’s not busy watching and re-watching Multiplicity. 

It has been documented: It is possible to be too epic.

Police yesterday ticketed a 6-year-old boy for reckless driving, driving without a license and not having his vehicle registered after he drove his miniature motorcycle into an SUV. The boy’s mother called the $183 fine “ridiculous.”

The Dutch air force lent the police force two of its F-16 jet fighters to help pursue a criminal suspect who had stolen a car.

Happy Birthday to Orlando Bloom, Patrick Dempsey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Peña, Frances Sternhagen and Nick Clooney.

 
 
 
 
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