This piracy debate will have lasting consequences

Is Ireland about to introduce a law that will allow music companies to order internet service providers to block access to websites? I rang up the Minister of State at the department of Enterprise, Jo

22nd January, 2012
This piracy debate will have lasting consequences
'Given the seismic nature of the proposed change to Irish internet access, surely more detailed primary legislation would be in order here?'

Is Ireland about to introduce a law that will allow music companies to order internet service providers to block access to websites? I rang up the Minister of State at the department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Sean Sherlock, to find out.

"The statutory instrument to be introduced is completely different to Sopa [Stop Online Piracy Act] in America," he told me. "We are simply addressing the High Court judgment handed down by Mr Justice...

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