I got a letter about copyright infringement - why?
Vodafone have written to you because the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) has notified us that your IP address has allegedly shared music without the copyright owner’s permission.
When IRMA notify us of an IP address, which has allegedly shared music without the correct permission, we are legally obliged, pursuant to a Court Order, to contact the account holder regarding this matter.
Contact will be made with you a second time if the activity continues. After that, if there is a third infringement notification from IRMA regarding your IP address, Vodafone will notify IRMA that one of our customers has received a third notification. Vodafone are no longer involved and any further action is a matter for IRMA to pursue through the Courts
What is meant by copyright infringement?
How can I enjoy music legally online?
How can I increase my online security?
Access to the Internet
You may be in a household where other people have access to computers and devices with a Vodafone internet connection. But as you are the account holder, you are responsible for the use of the internet connection we supply to you. You should therefore make sure that everyone in your household is aware of this communication and its importance.
You can visit the Vodafone Digital Parenting site to find useful information, tools and guidance on how to start conversations about internet safety with your children.
Secure your wireless connection
If you are using a wireless internet connection that is not secured, it is possible that your connection could have been accessed from outside. You should therefore ensure that your wireless router is secured using both encryption and password protection. We would recommend you would explore online security tools such as Red Protect and you might consider changing your Wi-Fi password. If you would like further information take a look at our Broadband support hub.
Check for viruses and malware
It is possible that your computer might have been infected with viruses or malware as a result of using unlawful P2P services, so we recommend that you install up to date anti-virus software. This will protect you from a range of threats, including fraud and breaches of privacy.
What criteria is used to identify customers?
What’s an IP address?
Has Vodafone monitored my internet connection?
Will my details be shared with IRMA or any other party?
I think I have been contacted incorrectly about this matter, what can I do?
How can I contact IRMA?
- Address: IRMA House, 1 Corrig Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
- Telephone: +353 1 280 6571
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org *protected email*
- Website: http://www.irma.ie
Broadband and TV
Premier League blocking order
Access to a number of (unidentified) servers associated with providing unauthorised access to live Premier League matches has been blocked by High Court order.
Further similar blocks will continue for the duration of the Football Association Premier League 2019/2020 competition season.
The order was obtained by The Football Association Premier League Limited.
Affected users have the right to apply to the Court to discharge or vary the order.