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# sopa-ireland - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Seán Sherlock: 'Tell me a politician that doesn’t want to be a Cabinet minister'

The Labour TD is tipped for Cabinet and is open to the possibility of it.

# sopa-ireland - Saturday 7 December, 2013

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

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

# sopa-ireland - Friday 28 June, 2013

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

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

# sopa-ireland - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

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

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

# sopa-ireland - Friday 7 December, 2012

Record labels file suit against Irish ISPs

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

# sopa-ireland - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Brussels launches EU-wide public consultation on internet copyright enforcement

The public questionnaire identifies three main problems with current takedown procedures, and wants public thoughts.

# sopa-ireland - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

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

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.

# sopa-ireland - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

# sopa-ireland - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# sopa-ireland - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

European Court of Justice asked to rule on legality of ACTA treaty

The EU’s trade commissioner Karel De Gucht wants to see whether the anti-counterfeiting rules are in breach of EU freedoms.

# sopa-ireland - 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.

# sopa-ireland - 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.

# sopa-ireland - Saturday 4 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday

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 This post contains images

In pictures: Anti-ACTA protesters march in Dublin

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

# sopa-ireland - 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.

# sopa-ireland - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

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

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

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

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 This post contains videos

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

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

# sopa-ireland - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Borrowing and bombs: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Borrowing and bombs: The week in quotes

They said what? TheJournal.ie looks back at the week in words.

Explainer: How can ministers sign laws without Dáil approval?

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

# sopa-ireland - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Earthquakes! Earnings! Petitions! Racehorses! Healthy cities?! Our weekly numerical guide to the events of the last seven days.

# sopa-ireland - 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.

# sopa-ireland - Thursday 26 January, 2012

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.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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…

# sopa-ireland - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

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.

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

A roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

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.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

# sopa-ireland - 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.