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#Copyright legislation

# copyright-legislation - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Report of copyright review committee delayed to 2013

The independent Copyright Review Committee, examining possible changes to Irish law, will not report until March.

# copyright-legislation - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

WATCH: Seán Sherlock participates in debate on digital rights Internet Freedom This post contains videos

WATCH: Seán Sherlock participates in debate on digital rights

The junior minister participated in a Digital Rights Forum with reps from Boards.ie, Irish ISPs and StopSOPAIreland.com.

# copyright-legislation - Monday 2 April, 2012

Sherlock agrees to attend debate with organiser of anti-’SOPA’ petition

Following a ‘change of heart’, Seán Sherlock agrees to attend a discussion featuring the solicitor behind an 80,000-name petition.

# copyright-legislation - Monday 5 March, 2012

Sherlock opens online consultations on new copyright law review

Seán Sherlock opens an online survey asking for feedback on a proposed review of Ireland’s copyright laws.

# copyright-legislation - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Sherlock appeals to opponents of copyright law to "call off the dogs" Exclusive

The junior innovation minister says a consultation on online copyright could lead to the introduction of new government-backed laws.

# copyright-legislation - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Sherlock confirms that ‘Irish SOPA’ has been signed into law

The Junior Minister has confirmed that the controversial statutory instrument regarding online copyright has been signed into law today.

# copyright-legislation - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Government website passwords obtained by Anonymous hacker

A ‘hacktivist’ from the Anonymous movement accesses and publishes website passwords of staff of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

# copyright-legislation - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

As it happened: The Dáil debate on the 'Irish SOPA' Sopa Ireland This post contains videos

As it happened: The Dáil debate on the 'Irish SOPA'

Follow this evening’s debate on controversial proposals for new online copyright laws with our live updates.

# copyright-legislation - Friday 27 January, 2012

Dáil to discuss proposed 'Irish SOPA' legislation next Tuesday

TDs will give statements on the proposed legislation being prepared by Seán Sherlock for 50 minutes next Tuesday evening.

Sherlock agrees to full Dáil debate before signing online copyright law

Seán Sherlock has committed not to signing his proposed new law on online copyright without first holding a Dáil debate on it.

# copyright-legislation - Thursday 26 January, 2012

VIDEO: Today's Dáil discussion on the controversial 'Irish SOPA' In Full This post contains videos

VIDEO: Today's Dáil discussion on the controversial 'Irish SOPA'

Miss today’s debate? Never fear – we’ve got the full video of the discussion between Seán Sherlock and Catherine Murphy here.

Sherlock still committed to signing 'imminent' copyright law Sopa Ireland This post contains videos

Sherlock still committed to signing 'imminent' copyright law

Sean Sherlock says he remains committed to implementing new laws, but is “personally” willing to consider primary legislation.

In full: Seán Sherlock's draft proposals for online copyright law

The full text of the draft Statutory Instrument, being prepared by Sean Sherlock, on online copyright law.

Ireland’s ‘SOPA’ legislation: The big arguments for and against

New laws to protect online copyright holders are proving controversial. We’ve brought together the key arguments from players on either side…