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# sopa - Friday 10 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 10th 2014, 7:00 AM 88 Views 11 Comments

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
# Online Copyright Law
# Online Copyright Law

'It wasn’t SOPA, we were not doing SOPA': Sherlock defends controversial copyright law

Dec 7th 2013, 8:15 AM 11,353 Views 32 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 6th 2013, 8:00 AM 610 Views 50 Comments

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
# Irish SOPA
# Irish SOPA

Bruton insists 'Pirate Bay' ruling will not mean bans on legal content

Jun 28th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,218 Views 55 Comments

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
# Piracy
# Piracy

High Court orders six Irish internet providers to block The Pirate Bay

Jun 12th 2013, 4:59 PM 32,418 Views 198 Comments

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
# Suicide
# Suicide

26-year-old web pioneer behind Reddit found dead

Jan 12th 2013, 8:18 PM 40,638 Views 73 Comments

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
# Copyright
# Copyright

Brussels launches EU-wide public consultation on internet copyright enforcement

Jun 6th 2012, 3:12 PM 1,620 Views 8 Comments

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
# Copyright
# Copyright

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

Apr 3rd 2012, 7:13 PM 3,886 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.

# sopa - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

# sopa - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Feb 22nd 2012, 8:10 PM 6,093 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
# Acta
# Acta

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

Feb 22nd 2012, 3:00 PM 1,373 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.

# sopa - Thursday 16 February, 2012

ECJ says web hosts can't be forced to install anti-copyright filters
# Filesharing
# Filesharing

ECJ says web hosts can't be forced to install anti-copyright filters

Feb 16th 2012, 3:11 PM 3,201 Views 13 Comments

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
# Acta
# Acta

Bulgarian minister pushes for delay on ACTA ratification

Feb 14th 2012, 9:33 PM 1,557 Views 3 Comments

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
# Acta

In pictures: Anti-ACTA protests held across Europe

Feb 11th 2012, 5:37 PM 2,684 Views 13 Comments

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
# Net Freedom

In pictures: Anti-ACTA protesters march in Dublin

Feb 4th 2012, 5:32 PM 5,029 Views 44 Comments

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
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# Anonymous

Government website passwords obtained by Anonymous hacker

Feb 1st 2012, 10:21 PM 12,988 Views 135 Comments

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
# Keyboard Warrior
# Keyboard Warrior

Fine Gael TD defends 'keyboard warrior' comments

Feb 1st 2012, 11:49 AM 4,022 Views 50 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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: How can ministers sign laws without Dáil approval?

Jan 29th 2012, 8:15 AM 10,462 Views 51 Comments

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
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Jan 28th 2012, 7:15 PM 3,691 Views 4 Comments

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
# Copyright
# Copyright

Dáil to discuss proposed 'Irish SOPA' legislation next Tuesday

Jan 27th 2012, 5:14 PM 2,573 Views 34 Comments

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
# Copyright
# Copyright

Sherlock agrees to full Dáil debate before signing online copyright law

Jan 27th 2012, 12:16 AM 6,558 Views 55 Comments

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
# Acta
# Acta

Poland signs ACTA copyright treaty amid protests

Jan 26th 2012, 8:28 PM 4,341 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.

VIDEO: Today's Dáil discussion on the controversial 'Irish SOPA'
# In Full
# In Full

VIDEO: Today's Dáil discussion on the controversial 'Irish SOPA'

Jan 26th 2012, 5:03 PM 3,513 Views 37 Comments

Miss today’s debate? Never fear – we’ve got the full video of the discussion between Seán Sherlock and Catherine Murphy here.

Sherlock still committed to signing 'imminent' copyright law
# Sopa Ireland
# Sopa Ireland

Sherlock still committed to signing 'imminent' copyright law

Jan 26th 2012, 4:08 PM 3,379 Views 42 Comments

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
# Sopa Ireland
# Sopa Ireland

In full: Seán Sherlock's draft proposals for online copyright law

Jan 26th 2012, 12:38 PM 5,893 Views 19 Comments

The full text of the draft Statutory Instrument, being prepared by Sean Sherlock, on online copyright law.

# sopa - 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 4,582 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.

In full: Seán Sherlock's full briefing note on copyright protection
# Piracy
# Piracy

In full: Seán Sherlock's full briefing note on copyright protection

Jan 25th 2012, 6:31 PM 4,462 Views 30 Comments

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
# Piracy
# Piracy

Sherlock open to Dáil debate on plans for online piracy law

Jan 25th 2012, 2:34 PM 3,577 Views 34 Comments

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
# Sopa Ireland
# Sopa Ireland

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

Jan 24th 2012, 9:35 PM 6,322 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.

Everything you need to know about Ireland's SOPA
# Sopa Ireland
# Sopa Ireland

Everything you need to know about Ireland's SOPA

Jan 24th 2012, 6:00 PM 419 Views 50 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 22nd 2012, 8:18 AM 643 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Will Ireland block the internet to save CDs?

Jan 19th 2012, 7:30 AM 98 Views 65 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 18th 2012, 6:29 PM 10,644 Views 18 Comments

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
# Still Available
# Still Available

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

Jan 18th 2012, 9:52 AM 11,954 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Sites go offline in protest at US anti-piracy legislation

Jan 18th 2012, 7:46 AM 3,888 Views 36 Comments

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
# Filesharing
# Filesharing

Greens urge government to abandon plans for filesharing laws

Jan 17th 2012, 3:45 PM 3,297 Views 35 Comments

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
# SOPA
# SOPA

Wikipedia joins 'internet blackout' protest against SOPA

Jan 17th 2012, 9:00 AM 3,416 Views 14 Comments

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

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