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# filesharing - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Interview: Pirate Party founder on the collapse of ‘parasitic’ record labels

Rickard Falkvinge, who founded the world’s first Pirate Party in Sweden, speaks to about copyright laws, digital currencies and how to set up a new political party.

# filesharing - Thursday 16 February, 2012

ECJ says web hosts can't be forced to install anti-copyright filters

In another major piracy-related ruling, the ECJ says a web host can’t be ordered to scan all uploaded files for an infringement.

# filesharing - 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.

# filesharing - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

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.

# filesharing - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Column: Will Ireland block the internet to save CDs?

Paul Quigley, co-founder of a site which tracks the sharing of news stories through social media, warns that changes in Irish legislation could shut down any site that ‘interacts’ with the internet.

# filesharing - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Greens urge government to abandon plans for filesharing laws

The Green Party wants the government to abandon plans which would force ISPs to block access for illegal downloaders.

# filesharing - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Sweden recognises filesharing as an official religion

The Church of Kopimism – founded by a philosophy student – hopes it members will not be persecuted for their beliefs.

# filesharing - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Today’s 5 at 5: Waterford is seeking the return of a stolen Baby Jesus, the restructuring of Bank of Ireland has been approved, and a man has died at a Dublin courthouse.

Government set to legislate against illegal downloading next month

The government will issue orders next year which may allow publishers to go to court and stop ISPs from allowing file-sharing.

# filesharing - Thursday 24 November, 2011

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

European court makes it illegal for ISPs to block blanket file-sharing

In what is being hailed by internet providers as a landmark ruling, the European Court of Justice says ISPs cannot ‘filter’ content.

# filesharing - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

UK scraps website blocking plans

The UK government will also lift a ban on copying CDs and DVDs for personal use.

# filesharing - Thursday 24 February, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

Five things you need to know: Gaddafi says Libyan uprising is al-Qaeda’s fault, government denies ‘three strikes’ downloading rumours, and who’s that girl in the Rubberbandits video?