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#Internet Freedom

# internet-freedom - Thursday 14 December, 2017

US regulator votes to scrap net neutrality rules

Campaigners say the repeal will make the internet less free and open.

# internet-freedom - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Hungary is trying to tax internet use - Hungarians aren't having it

The EU has called it a “terrible idea.”

# internet-freedom - Friday 22 November, 2013

Student falsely accused of taxi fare dodge granted stay on court costs awarded against him

Eoin McKeogh lost a case against six newspapers over their reporting of his legal dispute with Google and Facebook.

# internet-freedom - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Social media blocked again in Iran after 'glitch' freed users

Blocks on Twitter and Facebook were lifted for several hours overnight due to what Iranian officials called a “technical glitch”.

# internet-freedom - 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.

# internet-freedom - 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.

# internet-freedom - 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.

# internet-freedom - 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.

# internet-freedom - 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.

# internet-freedom - 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.

# internet-freedom - Saturday 11 February, 2012

In pictures: Anti-ACTA protests held across Europe Acta This post contains images

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.

# internet-freedom - 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.

# internet-freedom - 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.