# irish-sopa - Today’s News
There’s a lot going on up North in the New Year.
# irish-sopa - Saturday 7 December, 2013
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
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
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
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
This could be the first suit using the country’s controversial ‘Irish SOPA’ legislation.
# irish-sopa - Saturday 13 October, 2012
The independent Copyright Review Committee, examining possible changes to Irish law, will not report until March.
# irish-sopa - Tuesday 29 May, 2012
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
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
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
Seán Sherlock opens an online survey asking for feedback on a proposed review of Ireland’s copyright laws.
# irish-sopa - Thursday 1 March, 2012
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
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
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
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
Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Demonstrators has been protesting against ‘SOPA Ireland’ and the EU-wide ACTA legislation.
# irish-sopa - Friday 3 February, 2012
# irish-sopa - Wednesday 1 February, 2012
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
Responding to criticism in the Dáil, the minister said the controversial copyright measures will go ahead as planned.
In tonight’s Fix: Latest on ‘SOPA Ireland’; radical changes for taxis; and who’s in trouble over Eye Of The Tiger?
Follow this evening’s debate on controversial proposals for new online copyright laws with our live updates.
# irish-sopa - Sunday 29 January, 2012
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
TDs will give statements on the proposed legislation being prepared by Seán Sherlock for 50 minutes next Tuesday evening.
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
Miss today’s debate? Never fear – we’ve got the full video of the discussion between Seán Sherlock and Catherine Murphy here.
Sean Sherlock says he remains committed to implementing new laws, but is “personally” willing to consider primary legislation.
The full text of the draft Statutory Instrument, being prepared by Sean Sherlock, on online copyright law.
Nine things to know this morning…
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
The Department of Justice has confirmed it was subject to a Distributed Denial of Service attack overnight.
Hacktivists from the Anonymous collective attack the Department of Justice and Finance websites over plans for the so-called ‘Irish SOPA’.