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From TheJournal.ie Senator: 'We have to think of Playboy as part of the good old days' Pornography

Senator: 'We have to think of Playboy as part of the good old days'

Senator Mary Ann O’Brien has asked Minister Pat Rabbitte to examine the UK’s moves to block online pornography.

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.

From TheJournal.ie How fast are Irish internet service providers? Here's what Netflix says The Internet

How fast are Irish internet service providers? Here's what Netflix says

The online movie and TV series streaming service has published data on Irish ISPs and how they rank according to streaming speeds for Netflix content.

From TheJournal.ie ACTA is dead: EU abandons referral to top court for ruling Acta

ACTA is dead: EU abandons referral to top court for ruling

The controversial international counterfeiting treaty will no longer be sent to the European Court of Justice.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Online pornography – Ireland should give parents a choice Opinion

Column: Online pornography – Ireland should give parents a choice

Children are being exposed to sexual material online. A simple opt-in filter would help protect them without stifling web freedom, writes Pat McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial anti-piracy pact rejected by key European parliament committee Acta

Controversial anti-piracy pact rejected by key European parliament committee

The international trade committee has said that the European Parliament should not ratify ACTA next month.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Blocking child porn isn’t about censorship. It keeps children safe. Opinion

Column: Blocking child porn isn’t about censorship. It keeps children safe.

The rights of children must come first – and it’s time to block images of the worst sexual abuse, write Senators Deirdre Clune and Jillian van Turnhout.

From TheJournal.ie European court makes it illegal for ISPs to block blanket file-sharing Filesharing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie UK: Four internet service providers to block access to porn sites ISPs

UK: Four internet service providers to block access to porn sites

As part of a government bid to tackle the sexualisation of children, some the UK’s main ISPs will automatically block access to sites showing sexually explicit imagery – unless customers specifically request to be able to view pornography.

From TheJournal.ie China's largest search engine to pay for music downloads Downloading

China's largest search engine to pay for music downloads

Sony, Warner Music and Universal have reached a deal with Baidu. Currently almost all of music downloads in China are illegal.