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# piracy - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

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.

# piracy - 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.

# piracy - Monday 23 January, 2012

Hackers take down Polish government websites in ACTA attack

Hackers from the ‘Polish Underground’ movement attack government websites, prompting an emergency cabinet meeting.

# piracy - Friday 20 January, 2012

Less free TV as MegaUpload (and MegaVideo) shut down

Hackers have responded angrily to news that MegaUpload and MegaVideo have been closed and founder Kim Dotcom arrested.

# piracy - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Sites go offline in protest at US anti-piracy legislation

Sites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Boing Boing are taking part in an ‘internet blackout’ today.

# piracy - 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.

# piracy - 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.

# piracy - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: Murder accused found dead in cell; baby Jesus comes home in pieces; and North Korea’s no-frills airline in photos…

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.

# piracy - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Second US spy drone crashes

The unmanned aircraft crashed while attempting to land at an airport in the Seychelles yesterday.

# piracy - Thursday 24 November, 2011

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.

# piracy - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Hijacked crew rescued... after sending SOS message in a bottle SOS

Hijacked crew rescued... after sending SOS message in a bottle

When pirates cut all lines of communication on a hijacked vessel, the ship’s crew turned to more traditional methods to get their message out.

# piracy - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Danish family kidnapped over six months ago released by Somali pirates

The family, including three teenagers, and two crew members were kidnapped by pirates as they sailed in the Indian Ocean – a piracy hotspot.

# piracy - 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.

# piracy - Saturday 28 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Blackbeard's anchor recovered off coast of North Carolina Blackbeard

Blackbeard's anchor recovered off coast of North Carolina

The anchor of the Queen Anne’s Revenge – weighting well over a tonne and measuring 11 feet long – is salvaged.

# piracy - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Somali pirates sentenced to life by US court after attacking navy ship

Harshest sentencing to date for maritime piracy follows last year’s attack on a US naval ship in the Indian Ocean.

# piracy - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Danish family and crew snatched by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean

The incident happened last week but the Danish government has only announced it now as they attempt to rescue the captured family and their crew.

# piracy - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Piracy hits new record in 2010, with over 1100 hostages

Increased maritime patrols haven’t hampered pirates from kidnapping a record number of people off the Somali coast.

# piracy - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

British couple kidnapped by Somalis return home

Paul and Rachel Chandler come home after 13 months in captivity at the hands of Somali pirates.