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# sopa - Friday 10 January, 2014

Column: Gentleman and genius - remembering ‘internet elder’ Aaron Swartz

I met Aaron at Harvard when he was 24. It was immediately clear that he was not only a genius, but also a gentleman who was wise beyond his years.

# sopa - 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 - Saturday 6 July, 2013

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

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.

# sopa - 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 - 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 - Saturday 12 January, 2013

26-year-old web pioneer behind Reddit found dead

Aaron Swartz was an internet activist who had helped create RSS when he was just 14 years old. Authorities in New York are treating his death as a suicide.

# sopa - 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 - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Sherlock: Some criticism of copyright law is general anti-government sentiment

In a discussion on copyright today, Junior Minister Sean Sherlock said the Attorney General was never shown a copy of an alternative proposal for copyright law in Ireland.

# sopa - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# sopa - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…

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 - 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 - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Bulgarian minister pushes for delay on ACTA ratification

Bulgaria may join the growing list of EU countries delaying their ratification of the controversial ACTA legislation…

# sopa - 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.

# sopa - Saturday 4 February, 2012

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 - 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.

Fine Gael TD defends 'keyboard warrior' comments

Jerry Buttimer’s reference to ‘keyboard warriors’ during the Dáil debate on the controversial statutory instrument reinforcing online copyright laws was criticised in some quarters.

# sopa - Sunday 29 January, 2012

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 - 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 - 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 - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Poland signs ACTA copyright treaty amid protests

Protesters rallied in the cities of Poznan and Lublin to express their anger over the treaty, while both conservative and liberal lawmakers voiced dissatisfaction.

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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# sopa - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA

The VP of EMI’s Urban Promotions says that the best way to tackle piracy is not to introduce bills like ACTA or SOPA – but to simply provide better service.

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.

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 - 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.

# sopa - Sunday 22 January, 2012

From The42 The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting Well Read

The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting

Get the feed up and the kettle on. Here’s some of our favourite pieces from the past seven days.

# sopa - 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.

# sopa - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Crisps, Elvis and Riverdance: 30 of our favourite 'Irish Facts without Wikipedia' Nonsense This post contains images

Crisps, Elvis and Riverdance: 30 of our favourite 'Irish Facts without Wikipedia'

The #irishfactsaboutwikipedia hashtag has been trending worldwide this afternoon. Here’s our country’s revised history.

Here's how to access Wikipedia during its 24-hour blackout

How to get around its internet blackout, if you want…

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

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.

# sopa - 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.

Wikipedia joins 'internet blackout' protest against SOPA

The future of the controversial bill SOPA looks uncertain after White House criticism, but the protest is going ahead.

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