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Interview: Pirate Party founder on the collapse of ‘parasitic’ record labels
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Interview: Pirate Party founder on the collapse of ‘parasitic’ record labels

Apr 20th 2013, 8:15 AM 11,434 Views 20 Comments

Rickard Falkvinge, who founded the world’s first Pirate Party in Sweden, speaks to TheJournal.ie about copyright laws, digital currencies and how to set up a new political party.

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

Feb 16th 2012, 3:11 PM 3,202 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.

Filesharing defendant tells court: 'You can't put copyright on porn'
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Filesharing defendant tells court: 'You can't put copyright on porn'

Feb 7th 2012, 4:56 PM 10,229 Views 28 Comments

A Californian defendant being sued for illegally downloading a porn film puts forward a novel legal defence.

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

Jan 25th 2012, 6:31 PM 4,471 Views 30 Comments

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?
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Column: Will Ireland block the internet to save CDs?

Jan 19th 2012, 7:30 AM 102 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.

Greens urge government to abandon plans for filesharing laws
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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.

Sweden recognises filesharing as an official religion
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Sweden recognises filesharing as an official religion

Jan 4th 2012, 8:36 PM 6,030 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Dec 20th 2011, 4:22 PM 8,151 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.

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

Nov 24th 2011, 4:04 PM 7,744 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.

UK scraps website blocking plans
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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.