well, #1 was entertaining, if troubling as ewemoa says
#11 dont know anything about this stuff, the music industry never impresses though ...
Eircom simply trying to avoid an expensive court case maybe? Ireland is a very big sueing country*, like the US, maybe they were afraid of being burned somehow
* can have it's plus side - they brought in complete smoking ban very early to protect workers in smokey conditions (= afraid of loads of claims/court cases)