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# acta - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Here are the top 10 most read articles on TheJournal.ie in 2012
# Review 2012
# Review 2012

Here are the top 10 most read articles on TheJournal.ie in 2012

Dec 29th 2012, 8:45 AM 20,020 Views 13 Comments

Stabbings at the Swedish House Mafia gig, Ireland’s copyright laws under threat, and topless Kate Middleton – these are the stories you read this year.

# acta - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Here are our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2012
# Review 2012
# Review 2012

Here are our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2012

Dec 26th 2012, 7:15 PM 15,092 Views 1 Comment

From Savita Halappanavar to puppies rescued from a Dublin car, these were the most shared TheJournal.ie articles on Facebook this year.

Here are our top 10 most tweeted articles in 2012
# Review 2012
# Review 2012

Here are our top 10 most tweeted articles in 2012

Dec 26th 2012, 7:00 PM 7,760 Views 3 Comments

From Maeve Binchy to the fatal Swedish House Mafia concert, these are TheJournal.ie stories which were shared the most on Twitter this year.

# acta - Thursday 20 December, 2012

ACTA is dead: EU abandons referral to top court for ruling
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# Acta

ACTA is dead: EU abandons referral to top court for ruling

Dec 20th 2012, 8:49 AM 40,553 Views 24 Comments

The controversial international counterfeiting treaty will no longer be sent to the European Court of Justice.

# acta - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

ACTA: Anti-piracy agreement overwhelmingly defeated by European Parliament
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ACTA: Anti-piracy agreement overwhelmingly defeated by European Parliament

Jul 4th 2012, 2:07 PM 5,164 Views 60 Comments

The European parliament has massively rejected a controversial global pact to battle counterfeiting and online piracy, quashing any possibility of EU ratification.

# acta - Thursday 21 June, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Jun 21st 2012, 7:58 PM 8,465 Views 14 Comments

All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

Controversial anti-piracy pact rejected by key European parliament committee
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# Acta

Controversial anti-piracy pact rejected by key European parliament committee

Jun 21st 2012, 2:18 PM 2,779 Views 15 Comments

The international trade committee has said that the European Parliament should not ratify ACTA next month.

# acta - Friday 4 May, 2012

EU digital affairs chief admits controversial ACTA treaty likely to fail
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# Acta

EU digital affairs chief admits controversial ACTA treaty likely to fail

May 4th 2012, 10:58 AM 1,940 Views 8 Comments

Digital Agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes says we’re likely “to be in a world without SOPA and without ACTA”.

# acta - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Internet freedom 'must be protected', TD tells Council of Europe
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# Acta

Internet freedom 'must be protected', TD tells Council of Europe

Apr 25th 2012, 10:10 PM 3,268 Views 16 Comments

TD for Clare Michael McNamara was speaking about ACTA at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

# acta - Thursday 5 April, 2012

EU agrees on referral of ACTA to European Court of Justice
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# Acta

EU agrees on referral of ACTA to European Court of Justice

Apr 5th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,700 Views 3 Comments

Commissioners yesterday agreed the terms of a legal submission asking the court to rule on whether the treaty is legal.

# acta - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

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

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

Apr 3rd 2012, 7:13 PM 3,909 Views 27 Comments

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.

# acta - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Feb 22nd 2012, 8:10 PM 6,113 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 22nd 2012, 3:00 PM 1,392 Views 1 Comment

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

# acta - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Cork teenager organises protest against ACTA
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# Acta

Cork teenager organises protest against ACTA

Feb 18th 2012, 8:00 AM 5,118 Views 14 Comments

‘The February March’ against the controversial international anti-counterfeiting agreement will take place later today.

# acta - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Bulgarian minister pushes for delay on ACTA ratification
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# Acta

Bulgarian minister pushes for delay on ACTA ratification

Feb 14th 2012, 9:33 PM 1,574 Views 3 Comments

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

# acta - Saturday 11 February, 2012

In pictures: Anti-ACTA protests held across Europe
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# Acta

In pictures: Anti-ACTA protests held across Europe

Feb 11th 2012, 5:37 PM 2,699 Views 13 Comments

Demonstrators expressing concern over EU copyright legislation and online censorship gathered in cities from London to Tallinn today.

# acta - Saturday 4 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Feb 4th 2012, 8:05 PM 15,294 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 5,065 Views 44 Comments

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

# acta - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats
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# In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Jan 28th 2012, 7:15 PM 3,711 Views 4 Comments

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

# acta - Friday 27 January, 2012

French MEP quits and slams ACTA process as 'a charade'
# Acta
# Acta

French MEP quits and slams ACTA process as 'a charade'

Jan 27th 2012, 8:04 AM 2,823 Views 14 Comments

The controversial anti-counterfeiting agreement has caused concerns that it could limit online freedom.

# acta - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Poland signs ACTA copyright treaty amid protests
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# Acta

Poland signs ACTA copyright treaty amid protests

Jan 26th 2012, 8:28 PM 4,359 Views 10 Comments

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

# acta - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA
# Internet
# Internet

EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA

Jan 25th 2012, 9:17 PM 4,602 Views 14 Comments

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.

Ireland and EU to sign controversial ACTA treaty tomorrow
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# Acta

Ireland and EU to sign controversial ACTA treaty tomorrow

Jan 25th 2012, 4:37 PM 96,487 Views 113 Comments

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has come under fire after suggestions it could limit online freedoms.

# acta - Monday 23 January, 2012

Hackers take down Polish government websites in ACTA attack
# Poland
# Poland

Hackers take down Polish government websites in ACTA attack

Jan 23rd 2012, 1:05 PM 4,319 Views 11 Comments

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