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# copyright - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# copyright - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Megaupload faces extra fraud and copyright charges

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

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# copyright - 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…

# copyright - Thursday 9 February, 2012

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

'Internet freedom' is Government priority, Gilmore tells UN

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 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.

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…

# copyright - 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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 This post contains images

The Daily Fix: New Year's Day

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 This post contains a poll

What will happen to Amhrán na bhFiann in 2012?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ulysses to be celebrated with a flash mob in Dublin

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

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 This post contains videos

Zuckerberg says Facebook is not going underage

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

From The Daily Edge Rihanna being sued by David LaChapelle over S&M video Rihanna This post contains images

Rihanna being sued by David LaChapelle over S&M video

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.