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# Pirate Party
Interview: Pirate Party founder on the collapse of ‘parasitic’ record labels
Rickard Falkvinge, who founded the world’s first Pirate Party in Sweden, speaks to about copyright laws, digital currencies and how to set up a new political party.
# Filesharing
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.
# Pornography
Filesharing defendant tells court: 'You can't put copyright on porn'
A Californian defendant being sued for illegally downloading a porn film puts forward a novel legal defence.
# Piracy
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.
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.
# Filesharing
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.
# Copy and Paste
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.
# Filesharing
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.
# Filesharing
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.
# Media
UK scraps website blocking plans
The UK government will also lift a ban on copying CDs and DVDs for personal use.