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# copyright - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
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# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Feb 29th 2012, 4:47 PM 4,924 Views 4 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# copyright - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Megaupload faces extra fraud and copyright charges
# MegaUpload
# MegaUpload

Megaupload faces extra fraud and copyright charges

Feb 19th 2012, 2:24 PM 3,337 Views 8 Comments

The company behind the shut-down file-sharing website Megavideo will now face additional charges of wire fraud and criminal copyright infringement.

# copyright - Thursday 16 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Feb 16th 2012, 8:00 PM 3,344 Views 1 Comment

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Feb 16th 2012, 4:41 PM 7,926 Views 21 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# copyright - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Bulgarian minister pushes for delay on ACTA ratification
# Acta
# Acta

Bulgarian minister pushes for delay on ACTA ratification

Feb 14th 2012, 9:33 PM 1,555 Views 3 Comments

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

# copyright - Thursday 9 February, 2012

'Internet freedom' is Government priority, Gilmore tells UN
# UN
# UN

'Internet freedom' is Government priority, Gilmore tells UN

Feb 9th 2012, 9:02 PM 3,203 Views 39 Comments

The Tánaiste’s words to the Security Council come days after a controversy over the strengthening of online copyright legislation.

# copyright - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Filesharing defendant tells court: 'You can't put copyright on porn'
# Pornography
From The Daily Edge
# Pornography

Filesharing defendant tells court: 'You can't put copyright on porn'

Feb 7th 2012, 4:56 PM 10,194 Views 28 Comments

A Californian defendant being sued for illegally downloading a porn film puts forward a novel legal defence.

# copyright - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Government website passwords obtained by Anonymous hacker
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

Government website passwords obtained by Anonymous hacker

Feb 1st 2012, 10:21 PM 12,978 Views 135 Comments

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

# copyright - Friday 27 January, 2012

Dáil to discuss proposed 'Irish SOPA' legislation next Tuesday
# Copyright
# Copyright

Dáil to discuss proposed 'Irish SOPA' legislation next Tuesday

Jan 27th 2012, 5:14 PM 2,573 Views 35 Comments

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
# Copyright
# Copyright

Sherlock agrees to full Dáil debate before signing online copyright law

Jan 27th 2012, 12:16 AM 6,557 Views 55 Comments

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

# copyright - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Poland signs ACTA copyright treaty amid protests
# Acta
# Acta

Poland signs ACTA copyright treaty amid protests

Jan 26th 2012, 8:28 PM 4,337 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 26th 2012, 5:03 PM 3,512 Views 37 Comments

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
# Sopa Ireland

Sherlock still committed to signing 'imminent' copyright law

Jan 26th 2012, 4:08 PM 3,376 Views 42 Comments

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
# Sopa Ireland
# Sopa Ireland

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

Jan 26th 2012, 12:38 PM 5,892 Views 19 Comments

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
# Sopa Ireland
# Sopa Ireland

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

Jan 26th 2012, 7:00 AM 8,436 Views 32 Comments

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

# copyright - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA
# Internet
# Internet

EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA

Jan 25th 2012, 9:17 PM 4,582 Views 14 Comments

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.

Column: A response to Sean Sherlock's Drivetime interview on #SOPAIreland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: A response to Sean Sherlock's Drivetime interview on #SOPAIreland

Jan 25th 2012, 8:15 PM 18 Views 38 Comments

Paul Quigley, founder of news story-tracking website Newswhip, analyses the arguments made by the junior minister yesterday in favour of a new online copyright law.

In full: Seán Sherlock's full briefing note on copyright protection
# Piracy
# Piracy

In full: Seán Sherlock's full briefing note on copyright protection

Jan 25th 2012, 6:31 PM 4,458 Views 30 Comments

This is the text of a full briefing note distributed by Seán Sherlock to members of the Oireachtas this evening.

Sherlock open to Dáil debate on plans for online piracy law
# Piracy
# Piracy

Sherlock open to Dáil debate on plans for online piracy law

Jan 25th 2012, 2:34 PM 3,571 Views 34 Comments

Junior minister Seán Sherlock says he will participate in a full debate on the plans for a controversial Statutory Instrument.

# copyright - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Government has 'no intention' of restricting internet freedom - Sherlock
# Sopa Ireland
# Sopa Ireland

Government has 'no intention' of restricting internet freedom - Sherlock

Jan 24th 2012, 9:35 PM 6,321 Views 68 Comments

Minister of State Sean Sherlock has said this evening that the Government does not intend to introduce “SOPA-type legislation” in Ireland.

Everything you need to know about Ireland's SOPA
# Sopa Ireland
# Sopa Ireland

Everything you need to know about Ireland's SOPA

Jan 24th 2012, 6:00 PM 405 Views 50 Comments

Solicitor and chairman of Digital Rights Ireland TJ McIntyre explains exactly what we know about proposed legislation to block website accused of infringing copyright – and what we don’t know.

# copyright - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Wikipedia joins 'internet blackout' protest against SOPA
# SOPA
# SOPA

Wikipedia joins 'internet blackout' protest against SOPA

Jan 17th 2012, 9:00 AM 3,416 Views 14 Comments

The future of the controversial bill SOPA looks uncertain after White House criticism, but the protest is going ahead.

# copyright - Monday 16 January, 2012

Reddit, Boing Boing plan website blackout over SOPA - but what is it?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Reddit, Boing Boing plan website blackout over SOPA - but what is it?

Jan 16th 2012, 1:25 PM 5,863 Views 12 Comments

A number of high-profile sites are ‘going dark’ this Wednesday over proposed anti-piracy legislation.

# copyright - Sunday 1 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: New Year's Day
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: New Year's Day

Jan 1st 2012, 7:30 PM 11,437 Views 5 Comments

The first day of 2012: peace prize for the McAleeses, the Phoenix Park has a big birthday, testing times in Iran, Titanic memories and a sneak peek at what will be hot in 2012…

# copyright - Saturday 31 December, 2011

What will happen to Amhrán na bhFiann in 2012?
# Copyright
# Copyright

What will happen to Amhrán na bhFiann in 2012?

Dec 31st 2011, 2:20 PM 9,134 Views 63 Comments

The copyright expires on Amhran na bhFiann, the Irish national anthem, tomorrow – 70 years after its writer’s death. One TD says she does not want to see it used “as a jingle in an ad”.

Joyce copyright lifted from tomorrow
# James Joyce
# James Joyce

Joyce copyright lifted from tomorrow

Dec 31st 2011, 12:43 PM 6,726 Views 10 Comments

The copyright on the works of James Joyce expires on 1 January 2012 – meaning that for the first time, his published and unpublished writings will be in the public domain.

# copyright - Sunday 18 December, 2011

'Massive blow' to music industry as Eircom anti-piracy measures rejected
# Three Strikes
# Three Strikes

'Massive blow' to music industry as Eircom anti-piracy measures rejected

Dec 18th 2011, 1:28 PM 14,090 Views 55 Comments

The broadband firm’s ‘three strikes’ system has reportedly been struck down in a move described as ‘highly significant’ for internet users.

# copyright - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Apple may be forced to rename iPad in China after court ruling
# China
# China

Apple may be forced to rename iPad in China after court ruling

Dec 7th 2011, 1:38 PM 4,073 Views 15 Comments

A Chinese court says another company registered the ‘iPad’ name in 2000 – meaning Apple may be forced to rename the unit there.

# copyright - Thursday 22 September, 2011

What you need to know about proposed Italian copyright law
# Italy
# Italy

What you need to know about proposed Italian copyright law

Sep 22nd 2011, 10:59 AM 958 Views 19 Comments

Silvio Berlusconi’s party wants anyone ACCUSED – by anyone – of breaking copyright to be banned from the internet…

# copyright - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Judge rules that Spider-man and co. belong to Marvel Comics
# Marvel Comics
# Marvel Comics

Judge rules that Spider-man and co. belong to Marvel Comics

Jul 28th 2011, 10:22 PM 515 Views 3 Comments

The heirs of artist Jack Kirby had attempted to terminate Marvel’s copyrights over several characters, including Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk.

# copyright - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Ulysses to be celebrated with a flash mob in Dublin
# Bloomsday
From The Daily Edge
# Bloomsday

Ulysses to be celebrated with a flash mob in Dublin

Jun 8th 2011, 2:19 PM 614 Views 4 Comments

The copyright restriction on Ulysses will be lifted next year, meaning an expansion of Bloomsday celebrations. If you can’t wait for the flash mob, this year’s Bloomsday will see a “tweading” of the book on Twitter.

# copyright - Monday 30 May, 2011

Twitter launching photosharing service - report
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter launching photosharing service - report

May 30th 2011, 9:12 PM 524 Views 9 Comments

According to the site TechCrunch, Twitter has a new plan in the works to introduce its own photosharing service.

# copyright - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Zuckerberg says Facebook is not going underage
# G8
# G8

Zuckerberg says Facebook is not going underage

May 26th 2011, 11:52 AM 383 Views 0 Comments

The founder of the social networking site says his comments about opening the site to under-13s were taken out of context. He’s part of a team addressing today’s G8 summit on internet issues.

# copyright - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Rihanna being sued by David LaChapelle over S&M video
# Rihanna
From The Daily Edge
# Rihanna

Rihanna being sued by David LaChapelle over S&M video

Feb 16th 2011, 1:11 PM 715 Views 0 Comments

The photographer is suing Rihanna for the “willful, wanton and deliberate” infringement of his copyright – claiming she used imagery derived from his work in her controversial new video.