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#Irish SOPA

# irish-sopa - Saturday 7 December, 2013

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

Junior Minister Seán Sherlock has spoken at length about the controversy surrounding a law enacted last year that some believe will restrict internet freedom.

# irish-sopa - Saturday 6 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Thanks to the government, internet censorship is alive and well Opinion

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

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.

# irish-sopa - Friday 28 June, 2013

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

The enterprise minister says the rights of legal internet users are taken into account before any website can be blocked.

# irish-sopa - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie High Court orders six Irish internet providers to block The Pirate Bay Piracy

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

UPC, Imagine, Digiweb, Vodafone, Three and O2 have been given 30 days to block users’ access to the piracy website.

# irish-sopa - Friday 7 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Record labels file suit against Irish ISPs Copyright

Record labels file suit against Irish ISPs

This could be the first suit using the country’s controversial ‘Irish SOPA’ legislation.

# irish-sopa - Saturday 13 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Report of copyright review committee delayed to 2013 Copyright Laws

Report of copyright review committee delayed to 2013

The independent Copyright Review Committee, examining possible changes to Irish law, will not report until March.

# irish-sopa - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie TDs, tech and legal experts seek to crowdsource copyright review submission Copyright

TDs, tech and legal experts seek to crowdsource copyright review submission

The Copyright Review Committee is examining current copyright legislation in Ireland in the wake of the controversial statutory instrument signed into law earlier this year.

# irish-sopa - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Seán Sherlock participates in debate on digital rights Internet Freedom This post contains videos

WATCH: Seán Sherlock participates in debate on digital rights

The junior minister participated in a Digital Rights Forum with reps from Boards.ie, Irish ISPs and StopSOPAIreland.com.

# irish-sopa - Monday 2 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Sherlock agrees to attend debate with organiser of anti-’SOPA’ petition Copyright Laws

Sherlock agrees to attend debate with organiser of anti-’SOPA’ petition

Following a ‘change of heart’, Seán Sherlock agrees to attend a discussion featuring the solicitor behind an 80,000-name petition.

# irish-sopa - Monday 5 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Sherlock opens online consultations on new copyright law review Copyright Laws

Sherlock opens online consultations on new copyright law review

Seán Sherlock opens an online survey asking for feedback on a proposed review of Ireland’s copyright laws.

# irish-sopa - Thursday 1 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Sherlock appeals to opponents of copyright law to “call off the dogs” Copyright Laws

Sherlock appeals to opponents of copyright law to “call off the dogs” Exclusive

The junior innovation minister says a consultation on online copyright could lead to the introduction of new government-backed laws.

# irish-sopa - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Sherlock confirms that ‘Irish SOPA’ has been signed into law Irish SOPA

Sherlock confirms that ‘Irish SOPA’ has been signed into law

The Junior Minister has confirmed that the controversial statutory instrument regarding online copyright has been signed into law today.

# irish-sopa - Thursday 16 February, 2012

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.

# irish-sopa - Thursday 9 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie ‘Internet freedom’ is Government priority, Gilmore tells UN UN

‘Internet freedom’ is Government priority, Gilmore tells UN

The Tánaiste’s words to the Security Council come days after a controversy over the strengthening of online copyright legislation.

# irish-sopa - Saturday 4 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix

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…

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Anti-ACTA protesters march in Dublin Net Freedom This post contains images

In pictures: Anti-ACTA protesters march in Dublin

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

# irish-sopa - Friday 3 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Hacked FBI-Met Police call refers to intelligence sharing with Irish authorities Anonymous

Hacked FBI-Met Police call refers to intelligence sharing with Irish authorities

A conversation between police in the UK and FBI agents in the US has been hacked and posted online by the Anonymous hacking collective today.

# irish-sopa - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Government website passwords obtained by Anonymous hacker Anonymous

Government website passwords obtained by Anonymous hacker

A ‘hacktivist’ from the Anonymous movement accesses and publishes website passwords of staff of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

# irish-sopa - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Wording of ‘SOPA Ireland’ legislation will NOT be changed – Sherlock Irish SOPA

Wording of ‘SOPA Ireland’ legislation will NOT be changed – Sherlock

Responding to criticism in the Dáil, the minister said the controversial copyright measures will go ahead as planned.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: Latest on ‘SOPA Ireland’; radical changes for taxis; and who’s in trouble over Eye Of The Tiger?

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: The Dáil debate on the ‘Irish SOPA’ Sopa Ireland This post contains videos

As it happened: The Dáil debate on the ‘Irish SOPA’

Follow this evening’s debate on controversial proposals for new online copyright laws with our live updates.

# irish-sopa - Sunday 29 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How can ministers sign laws without Dáil approval? Explainer

Explainer: How can ministers sign laws without Dáil approval?

How come some laws – like the ‘Irish SOPA’ – can be signed into law without being passed through the Oireachtas? We explain.

# irish-sopa - Friday 27 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to discuss proposed ‘Irish SOPA’ legislation next Tuesday Copyright

Dáil to discuss proposed ‘Irish SOPA’ legislation next Tuesday

TDs will give statements on the proposed legislation being prepared by Seán Sherlock for 50 minutes next Tuesday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Sherlock agrees to full Dáil debate before signing online copyright law Copyright

Sherlock agrees to full Dáil debate before signing online copyright law

Seán Sherlock has committed not to signing his proposed new law on online copyright without first holding a Dáil debate on it.

# irish-sopa - Thursday 26 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Today’s Dáil discussion on the controversial ‘Irish SOPA’ In Full This post contains videos

VIDEO: Today’s Dáil discussion on the controversial ‘Irish SOPA’

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

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Sherlock still committed to signing ‘imminent’ copyright law Sopa Ireland This post contains videos

Sherlock still committed to signing ‘imminent’ copyright law

Sean Sherlock says he remains committed to implementing new laws, but is “personally” willing to consider primary legislation.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Seán Sherlock’s draft proposals for online copyright law Sopa Ireland

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s ‘SOPA’ legislation: The big arguments for and against Sopa Ireland

Ireland’s ‘SOPA’ legislation: The big arguments for and against

New laws to protect online copyright holders are proving controversial. We’ve brought together the key arguments from players on either side…

# irish-sopa - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie ‘Whole government response to threat’ following #OpIreland cyber attack Irish SOPA

‘Whole government response to threat’ following #OpIreland cyber attack

The Department of Justice has confirmed it was subject to a Distributed Denial of Service attack overnight.

From TheJournal.ie Government websites taken offline in Anonymous #OpIreland attack Irish SOPA

Government websites taken offline in Anonymous #OpIreland attack

Hacktivists from the Anonymous collective attack the Department of Justice and Finance websites over plans for the so-called ‘Irish SOPA’.