UPC, one of Ireland’s largest internet service providers, has won a major legal victory against four of the world’s most powerful record companies over the much-contested issue of online music piracy.

The High Court in Dublin ruled today that there was no precedent in Irish law to force ISPs to identify and disconnect people accused of illegally downloading copyrighted files, which means that despite the record companies requests, UPC will not be required to take part in the three strikes programme that had been on the table for some time now.

via Law: Irish ISP wins major legal victory against record labels – No legal precedent in Irish law for disconnection | TechEye.