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# piracy - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Ireland and EU to sign controversial ACTA treaty tomorrow
# Acta
# Acta

Ireland and EU to sign controversial ACTA treaty tomorrow

Jan 25th 2012, 4:37 PM 96,465 Views 113 Comments

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

Sherlock open to Dáil debate on plans for online piracy law
# Piracy
# Piracy

Sherlock open to Dáil debate on plans for online piracy law

Jan 25th 2012, 2:34 PM 3,581 Views 34 Comments

Junior minister Seán Sherlock says he will participate in a full debate on the plans for a controversial Statutory Instrument.

# piracy - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Government has 'no intention' of restricting internet freedom - Sherlock
# Sopa Ireland
# Sopa Ireland

Government has 'no intention' of restricting internet freedom - Sherlock

Jan 24th 2012, 9:35 PM 6,335 Views 68 Comments

Minister of State Sean Sherlock has said this evening that the Government does not intend to introduce “SOPA-type legislation” in Ireland.

# piracy - 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 4,302 Views 11 Comments

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

# piracy - Friday 20 January, 2012

Less free TV as MegaUpload (and MegaVideo) shut down
# Piracy
# Piracy

Less free TV as MegaUpload (and MegaVideo) shut down

Jan 20th 2012, 1:28 PM 13,435 Views 69 Comments

Hackers have responded angrily to news that MegaUpload and MegaVideo have been closed and founder Kim Dotcom arrested.

# piracy - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Sites go offline in protest at US anti-piracy legislation
# Offline
# Offline

Sites go offline in protest at US anti-piracy legislation

Jan 18th 2012, 7:46 AM 3,891 Views 36 Comments

Sites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Boing Boing are taking part in an ‘internet blackout’ today.

# piracy - Monday 16 January, 2012

Reddit, Boing Boing plan website blackout over SOPA - but what is it?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Reddit, Boing Boing plan website blackout over SOPA - but what is it?

Jan 16th 2012, 1:25 PM 5,870 Views 12 Comments

A number of high-profile sites are ‘going dark’ this Wednesday over proposed anti-piracy legislation.

# piracy - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Sweden recognises filesharing as an official religion
# Copy And Paste
# Copy And Paste

Sweden recognises filesharing as an official religion

Jan 4th 2012, 8:36 PM 6,032 Views 26 Comments

The Church of Kopimism – founded by a philosophy student – hopes it members will not be persecuted for their beliefs.

# piracy - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Dec 20th 2011, 7:51 PM 3,541 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Murder accused found dead in cell; baby Jesus comes home in pieces; and North Korea’s no-frills airline in photos…

Government set to legislate against illegal downloading next month
# Filesharing
# Filesharing

Government set to legislate against illegal downloading next month

Dec 20th 2011, 4:22 PM 8,156 Views 82 Comments

The government will issue orders next year which may allow publishers to go to court and stop ISPs from allowing file-sharing.

# piracy - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Second US spy drone crashes
# Drone
# Drone

Second US spy drone crashes

Dec 14th 2011, 8:52 AM 3,285 Views 20 Comments

The unmanned aircraft crashed while attempting to land at an airport in the Seychelles yesterday.

# piracy - Thursday 24 November, 2011

European court makes it illegal for ISPs to block blanket file-sharing
# Filesharing
# Filesharing

European court makes it illegal for ISPs to block blanket file-sharing

Nov 24th 2011, 4:04 PM 7,746 Views 63 Comments

In what is being hailed by internet providers as a landmark ruling, the European Court of Justice says ISPs cannot ‘filter’ content.

# piracy - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Hijacked crew rescued... after sending SOS message in a bottle
# SOS
# SOS

Hijacked crew rescued... after sending SOS message in a bottle

Oct 12th 2011, 1:24 PM 700 Views 6 Comments

When pirates cut all lines of communication on a hijacked vessel, the ship’s crew turned to more traditional methods to get their message out.

# piracy - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Danish family kidnapped over six months ago released by Somali pirates
# Pirates
# Pirates

Danish family kidnapped over six months ago released by Somali pirates

Sep 7th 2011, 1:23 PM 2,518 Views 2 Comments

The family, including three teenagers, and two crew members were kidnapped by pirates as they sailed in the Indian Ocean – a piracy hotspot.

# piracy - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

UK scraps website blocking plans
# Media
# Media

UK scraps website blocking plans

Aug 3rd 2011, 12:59 PM 210 Views 0 Comments

The UK government will also lift a ban on copying CDs and DVDs for personal use.

# piracy - Saturday 28 May, 2011

Blackbeard's anchor recovered off coast of North Carolina
# Blackbeard
From The Daily Edge
# Blackbeard

Blackbeard's anchor recovered off coast of North Carolina

May 28th 2011, 1:04 PM 1,011 Views 0 Comments

The anchor of the Queen Anne’s Revenge – weighting well over a tonne and measuring 11 feet long – is salvaged.

# piracy - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Somali pirates sentenced to life by US court after attacking navy ship
# Piracy
# Piracy

Somali pirates sentenced to life by US court after attacking navy ship

Mar 15th 2011, 11:36 AM 659 Views 0 Comments

Harshest sentencing to date for maritime piracy follows last year’s attack on a US naval ship in the Indian Ocean.

# piracy - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Danish family and crew snatched by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean
# Pirates
# Pirates

Danish family and crew snatched by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean

Mar 1st 2011, 9:40 AM 2,048 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened last week but the Danish government has only announced it now as they attempt to rescue the captured family and their crew.

# piracy - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

Piracy hits new record in 2010, with over 1100 hostages
# Piracy
# Piracy

Piracy hits new record in 2010, with over 1100 hostages

Jan 18th 2011, 4:20 PM 260 Views 0 Comments

Increased maritime patrols haven’t hampered pirates from kidnapping a record number of people off the Somali coast.

# piracy - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

British couple kidnapped by Somalis return home
# Somali Pirates
# Somali Pirates

British couple kidnapped by Somalis return home

Nov 17th 2010, 3:07 PM 288 Views 0 Comments

Paul and Rachel Chandler come home after 13 months in captivity at the hands of Somali pirates.