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# acta - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Here are the top 10 most read articles on TheJournal.ie in 2012 Review 2012 This post contains images

Here are the top 10 most read articles on TheJournal.ie in 2012

Stabbings at the Swedish House Mafia gig, Ireland’s copyright laws under threat, and topless Kate Middleton – these are the stories you read this year.

# acta - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Here are our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2012 Review 2012 This post contains images

Here are our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2012

From Savita Halappanavar to puppies rescued from a Dublin car, these were the most shared TheJournal.ie articles on Facebook this year.

Here are our top 10 most tweeted articles in 2012 Review 2012 This post contains images

Here are our top 10 most tweeted articles in 2012

From Maeve Binchy to the fatal Swedish House Mafia concert, these are TheJournal.ie stories which were shared the most on Twitter this year.

# acta - Thursday 20 December, 2012

ACTA is dead: EU abandons referral to top court for ruling

The controversial international counterfeiting treaty will no longer be sent to the European Court of Justice.

# acta - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

ACTA: Anti-piracy agreement overwhelmingly defeated by European Parliament

The European parliament has massively rejected a controversial global pact to battle counterfeiting and online piracy, quashing any possibility of EU ratification.

# acta - Thursday 21 June, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

Controversial anti-piracy pact rejected by key European parliament committee

The international trade committee has said that the European Parliament should not ratify ACTA next month.

# acta - Friday 4 May, 2012

EU digital affairs chief admits controversial ACTA treaty likely to fail

Digital Agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes says we’re likely “to be in a world without SOPA and without ACTA”.

# acta - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Internet freedom ‘must be protected’, TD tells Council of Europe

TD for Clare Michael McNamara was speaking about ACTA at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

# acta - Thursday 5 April, 2012

EU agrees on referral of ACTA to European Court of Justice

Commissioners yesterday agreed the terms of a legal submission asking the court to rule on whether the treaty is legal.

# acta - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Sherlock: Some criticism of copyright law is general anti-government sentiment

In a discussion on copyright today, Junior Minister Sean Sherlock said the Attorney General was never shown a copy of an alternative proposal for copyright law in Ireland.

# acta - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…

European Court of Justice asked to rule on legality of ACTA treaty

The EU’s trade commissioner Karel De Gucht wants to see whether the anti-counterfeiting rules are in breach of EU freedoms.

# acta - Saturday 18 February, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know by 9am.

Cork teenager organises protest against ACTA

‘The February March’ against the controversial international anti-counterfeiting agreement will take place later today.

# acta - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Bulgarian minister pushes for delay on ACTA ratification

Bulgaria may join the growing list of EU countries delaying their ratification of the controversial ACTA legislation…

# acta - Saturday 11 February, 2012

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In pictures: Anti-ACTA protests held across Europe

Demonstrators expressing concern over EU copyright legislation and online censorship gathered in cities from London to Tallinn today.

# acta - Saturday 4 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

In pictures: Anti-ACTA protesters march in Dublin Net Freedom This post contains images

In pictures: Anti-ACTA protesters march in Dublin

Demonstrators has been protesting against ‘SOPA Ireland’ and the EU-wide ACTA legislation.

# acta - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Earthquakes! Earnings! Petitions! Racehorses! Healthy cities?! Our weekly numerical guide to the events of the last seven days.

# acta - Friday 27 January, 2012

French MEP quits and slams ACTA process as ‘a charade’

The controversial anti-counterfeiting agreement has caused concerns that it could limit online freedom.

# acta - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Poland signs ACTA copyright treaty amid protests

Protesters rallied in the cities of Poznan and Lublin to express their anger over the treaty, while both conservative and liberal lawmakers voiced dissatisfaction.

# acta - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA

The VP of EMI’s Urban Promotions says that the best way to tackle piracy is not to introduce bills like ACTA or SOPA – but to simply provide better service.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Ireland and EU to sign controversial ACTA treaty tomorrow

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has come under fire after suggestions it could limit online freedoms.

# acta - Monday 23 January, 2012

Hackers take down Polish government websites in ACTA attack

Hackers from the ‘Polish Underground’ movement attack government websites, prompting an emergency cabinet meeting.