‘Irish SOPA’ made law — RT

Great. Just fantastic.

Indiĝenaj Inteligenteco

Ireland has signed a controversial amendment dubbed the “Irish SOPA” which reinforces existing copyright law amid widespread concern that it will encroach on Internet freedom.

The new legislation will effectively allow copyright holders to press for legal action against Internet service providers and social networks which show content that infringes copyright legislation. It will force Internet service providers to effectively become censors, by blocking access to these sites.

Irish Minister for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock said that the amendments, signed on Thursday, were more limited than the original proposal after a European court ruled that Internet service providers could not be “proactive” censoring sites.

Sherlock’s statement did not address the controversy surrounding the new law. Instead, he called for “all interested parties to focus now on making Ireland a model of international best practice for innovation, and ensuring that our copyright laws facilitate the achievement of this goal.”


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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dugutigui
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 18:41:31

    Wrong avenue… to nowhere 🙂


  2. Michael Wood
    Mar 03, 2012 @ 02:36:34

    It’s sad when we have to get news about what’s going on in America from sources that are not in America. (By assuming RT is what I think it is here)


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