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Here are the top 10 most read articles on in 2012
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.
Here are our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2012
From Savita Halappanavar to puppies rescued from a Dublin car, these were the most shared articles on Facebook this year.
Here are our top 10 most tweeted articles in 2012
From Maeve Binchy to the fatal Swedish House Mafia concert, these are stories which were shared the most on Twitter this year.
ACTA is dead: EU abandons referral to top court for ruling
The controversial international counterfeiting treaty will no longer be sent to the European Court of Justice.
ACTA: Anti-piracy agreement overwhelmingly defeated by European Parliament
The European parliament has massively rejected a controversial global pact to battle counterfeiting and online piracy, quashing any possibility of EU ratification.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
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
The international trade committee has said that the European Parliament should not ratify ACTA next month.
EU digital affairs chief admits controversial ACTA treaty likely to fail
Digital Agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes says we’re likely “to be in a world without SOPA and without ACTA”.
Internet freedom 'must be protected', TD tells Council of Europe
TD for Clare Michael McNamara was speaking about ACTA at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
EU agrees on referral of ACTA to European Court of Justice
Commissioners yesterday agreed the terms of a legal submission asking the court to rule on whether the treaty is legal.
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.
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.
Cork teenager organises protest against ACTA
‘The February March’ against the controversial international anti-counterfeiting agreement will take place later today.
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…
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.
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
Demonstrators has been protesting against ‘SOPA Ireland’ and the EU-wide ACTA legislation.
Prime numbers: the week in stats
Earthquakes! Earnings! Petitions! Racehorses! Healthy cities?! Our weekly numerical guide to the events of the last seven days.
French MEP quits and slams ACTA process as 'a charade'
The controversial anti-counterfeiting agreement has caused concerns that it could limit online freedom.
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.
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.
Ireland and EU to sign controversial ACTA treaty tomorrow
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has come under fire after suggestions it could limit online freedoms.
Hackers take down Polish government websites in ACTA attack
Hackers from the ‘Polish Underground’ movement attack government websites, prompting an emergency cabinet meeting.