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#Irish SOPA

# irish-sopa - Saturday 7 December, 2013

'It wasn’t SOPA, we were not doing SOPA': Sherlock defends controversial copyright law
# Online Copyright Law
# Online Copyright Law

'It wasn’t SOPA, we were not doing SOPA': Sherlock defends controversial copyright law

Dec 7th 2013, 8:15 AM 11,351 Views 32 Comments

Junior Minister Seán Sherlock has spoken at length about the controversy surrounding a law enacted last year that some believe will restrict internet freedom.

# irish-sopa - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Thanks to the government, internet censorship is alive and well
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Thanks to the government, internet censorship is alive and well

Jul 6th 2013, 8:00 AM 603 Views 50 Comments

Ireland has bent over backwards to accommodate the wishes of copyright holders by blocking file-sharing websites – but there isn’t as much effort put into the voluntary blocking of child porn, such as exists in the UK or Norway, writes Aaron McKenna.

# irish-sopa - Friday 28 June, 2013

Bruton insists 'Pirate Bay' ruling will not mean bans on legal content
# Irish SOPA
# Irish SOPA

Bruton insists 'Pirate Bay' ruling will not mean bans on legal content

Jun 28th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,213 Views 55 Comments

The enterprise minister says the rights of legal internet users are taken into account before any website can be blocked.

# irish-sopa - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

High Court orders six Irish internet providers to block The Pirate Bay
# Piracy
# Piracy

High Court orders six Irish internet providers to block The Pirate Bay

Jun 12th 2013, 4:59 PM 32,393 Views 198 Comments

UPC, Imagine, Digiweb, Vodafone, Three and O2 have been given 30 days to block users’ access to the piracy website.

# irish-sopa - Friday 7 December, 2012

Record labels file suit against Irish ISPs
# Copyright
# Copyright

Record labels file suit against Irish ISPs

Dec 7th 2012, 9:15 PM 13,982 Views 101 Comments

This could be the first suit using the country’s controversial ‘Irish SOPA’ legislation.

# irish-sopa - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Report of copyright review committee delayed to 2013
# Copyright Laws
# Copyright Laws

Report of copyright review committee delayed to 2013

Oct 13th 2012, 8:30 AM 3,710 Views 15 Comments

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

# irish-sopa - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

TDs, tech and legal experts seek to crowdsource copyright review submission
# Copyright
# Copyright

TDs, tech and legal experts seek to crowdsource copyright review submission

May 29th 2012, 6:50 AM 2,359 Views 6 Comments

The Copyright Review Committee is examining current copyright legislation in Ireland in the wake of the controversial statutory instrument signed into law earlier this year.

# irish-sopa - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

WATCH: Seán Sherlock participates in debate on digital rights
# Internet Freedom
# Internet Freedom

WATCH: Seán Sherlock participates in debate on digital rights

Apr 3rd 2012, 2:38 PM 3,631 Views 24 Comments

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

# irish-sopa - Monday 2 April, 2012

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

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

Apr 2nd 2012, 9:10 PM 8,465 Views 39 Comments

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

# irish-sopa - Monday 5 March, 2012

Sherlock opens online consultations on new copyright law review
# Copyright Laws
# Copyright Laws

Sherlock opens online consultations on new copyright law review

Mar 5th 2012, 11:51 AM 4,216 Views 31 Comments

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

# irish-sopa - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Sherlock appeals to opponents of copyright law to "call off the dogs"
# Copyright Laws
# Copyright Laws

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

Mar 1st 2012, 6:45 AM 7,257 Views 56 Comments

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

# irish-sopa - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take 5
# 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.

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

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

Feb 29th 2012, 4:39 PM 27,651 Views 121 Comments

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

# irish-sopa - Thursday 16 February, 2012

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

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

Feb 16th 2012, 3:11 PM 3,201 Views 13 Comments

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

# irish-sopa - 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.

# irish-sopa - Saturday 4 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Feb 4th 2012, 8:05 PM 15,265 Views 1 Comment

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

In pictures: Anti-ACTA protesters march in Dublin
# Net Freedom
# Net Freedom

In pictures: Anti-ACTA protesters march in Dublin

Feb 4th 2012, 5:32 PM 5,028 Views 44 Comments

Demonstrators has been protesting against ‘SOPA Ireland’ and the EU-wide ACTA legislation.

# irish-sopa - Friday 3 February, 2012

Hacked FBI-Met Police call refers to intelligence sharing with Irish authorities
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

Hacked FBI-Met Police call refers to intelligence sharing with Irish authorities

Feb 3rd 2012, 4:47 PM 5,340 Views 45 Comments

A conversation between police in the UK and FBI agents in the US has been hacked and posted online by the Anonymous hacking collective today.

# irish-sopa - 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 12,980 Views 135 Comments

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

# irish-sopa - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Wording of 'SOPA Ireland' legislation will NOT be changed - Sherlock
# Irish SOPA
# Irish SOPA

Wording of 'SOPA Ireland' legislation will NOT be changed - Sherlock

Jan 31st 2012, 8:28 PM 5,665 Views 72 Comments

Responding to criticism in the Dáil, the minister said the controversial copyright measures will go ahead as planned.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Jan 31st 2012, 7:49 PM 3,427 Views 1 Comment

In tonight’s Fix: Latest on ‘SOPA Ireland’; radical changes for taxis; and who’s in trouble over Eye Of The Tiger?

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

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

Jan 31st 2012, 5:47 PM 5,320 Views 29 Comments

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

# irish-sopa - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Explainer: How can ministers sign laws without Dáil approval?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: How can ministers sign laws without Dáil approval?

Jan 29th 2012, 8:15 AM 10,244 Views 51 Comments

How come some laws – like the ‘Irish SOPA’ – can be signed into law without being passed through the Oireachtas? We explain.

# irish-sopa - 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 34 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 6,558 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.

# irish-sopa - Thursday 26 January, 2012

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.

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Jan 26th 2012, 4:50 PM 4,196 Views 7 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Jan 26th 2012, 8:20 AM 4,207 Views 9 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

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 8,438 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…

# irish-sopa - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Jan 25th 2012, 4:44 PM 3,635 Views 10 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

‘Whole government response to threat’ following #OpIreland cyber attack
# Irish SOPA
# Irish SOPA

‘Whole government response to threat’ following #OpIreland cyber attack

Jan 25th 2012, 9:20 AM 4,051 Views 50 Comments

The Department of Justice has confirmed it was subject to a Distributed Denial of Service attack overnight.

Government websites taken offline in Anonymous #OpIreland attack
# Irish SOPA
# Irish SOPA

Government websites taken offline in Anonymous #OpIreland attack

Jan 25th 2012, 12:25 AM 14,411 Views 99 Comments

Hacktivists from the Anonymous collective attack the Department of Justice and Finance websites over plans for the so-called ‘Irish SOPA’.