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From TheJournal.ie Column: Gentleman and genius - remembering ‘internet elder’ Aaron Swartz Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It wasn’t SOPA, we were not doing SOPA': Sherlock defends controversial copyright law Online Copyright Law

'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.

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

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie 26-year-old web pioneer behind Reddit found dead Suicide

26-year-old web pioneer behind Reddit found dead

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.

From TheJournal.ie Brussels launches EU-wide public consultation on internet copyright enforcement Copyright

Brussels launches EU-wide public consultation on internet copyright enforcement

The public questionnaire identifies three main problems with current takedown procedures, and wants public thoughts.

From TheJournal.ie Sherlock: Some criticism of copyright law is general anti-government sentiment Copyright

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

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.

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 The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…

From TheJournal.ie European Court of Justice asked to rule on legality of ACTA treaty Acta

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

The EU’s trade commissioner Karel De Gucht wants to see whether the anti-counterfeiting rules are in breach of EU freedoms.

From TheJournal.ie ECJ says web hosts can't be forced to install anti-copyright filters Filesharing

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bulgarian minister pushes for delay on ACTA ratification Acta

Bulgarian minister pushes for delay on ACTA ratification

Bulgaria may join the growing list of EU countries delaying their ratification of the controversial ACTA legislation…

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Anti-ACTA protests held across Europe Acta This post contains images

In pictures: Anti-ACTA protests held across Europe

Demonstrators expressing concern over EU copyright legislation and online censorship gathered in cities from London to Tallinn today.

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD defends 'keyboard warrior' comments Keyboard Warrior

Fine Gael TD defends 'keyboard warrior' 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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Prime numbers: the week in stats In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Earthquakes! Earnings! Petitions! Racehorses! Healthy cities?! Our weekly numerical guide to the events of the last seven days.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poland signs ACTA copyright treaty amid protests Acta

Poland signs ACTA copyright treaty amid protests

Protesters rallied in the cities of Poznan and Lublin to express their anger over the treaty, while both conservative and liberal lawmakers voiced dissatisfaction.

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 EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA Internet

EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA

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.

From TheJournal.ie In full: Seán Sherlock's full briefing note on copyright protection Piracy

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

This is the text of a full briefing note distributed by Seán Sherlock to members of the Oireachtas this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Sherlock open to Dáil debate on plans for online piracy law Piracy

Sherlock open to Dáil debate on plans for online piracy law

Junior minister Seán Sherlock says he will participate in a full debate on the plans for a controversial Statutory Instrument.

From TheJournal.ie Government has 'no intention' of restricting internet freedom - Sherlock Sopa Ireland

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

Minister of State Sean Sherlock has said this evening that the Government does not intend to introduce “SOPA-type legislation” in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know about Ireland's SOPA Sopa Ireland

Everything you need to know about Ireland's SOPA

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.

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

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

Get the feed up and the kettle on. Here’s some of our favourite pieces from the past seven days.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Will Ireland block the internet to save CDs? Opinion

Column: Will Ireland block the internet to save CDs?

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.

Crisps, Elvis and Riverdance: 30 of our favourite 'Irish Facts without Wikipedia' Nonsense This post contains images

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

The #irishfactsaboutwikipedia hashtag has been trending worldwide this afternoon. Here’s our country’s revised history.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how to access Wikipedia during its 24-hour blackout Still Available

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Sites go offline in protest at US anti-piracy legislation Offline

Sites go offline in protest at US anti-piracy legislation

Sites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Boing Boing are taking part in an ‘internet blackout’ today.

From TheJournal.ie Greens urge government to abandon plans for filesharing laws Filesharing

Greens urge government to abandon plans for filesharing laws

The Green Party wants the government to abandon plans which would force ISPs to block access for illegal downloaders.

From TheJournal.ie Wikipedia joins 'internet blackout' protest against SOPA SOPA

Wikipedia joins 'internet blackout' protest against SOPA

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

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