[tog] SOPA Debate

Padraic Harley padraic at 091labs.com
Tue Apr 3 15:21:34 IST 2012

Cheers for the event, Sean!

On 29/03/12 13:48, Sean Nicholls wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> Please don't hurt me. I'm not going to say anything about Google 
> Groups this time!
> Some of you know that I've been trying to organise a debate with 
> Minister Sherlock around copyright, digital rights, and specifically 
> the Sopa Ireland business. Well its happening! So, I thought some of 
> you might be interested...
>  I'll be keeping the updated details on my blog: 
> http://www.seannicholls.com/blog/2012/3/29/the-digital-rights-forum.html
> here's a copy/paste so far:
> ==========
> The Time: Tuesday 3rd of April, 1-2pm
> The Place: The Science Gallery
> The Topic: Your Digital Rights (with respect to copyright)
> The Audience: Everyone with a vested interest in the Internet & Copyright
> The Cost: None. Tickets are free.
> The Digital Rights Forum is a public debate in the prestigous Science 
> Gallery on Tuesday 3rd of April at 1-2pm, to discuss the issues 
> surrounding copyright legislation and digital rights in Ireland.
> The argument has been made that statutory instrument 59/2012 which was 
> signed into law by Richard Bruton, T.D. on 29th February of this year 
> will curtail access to websites and services in Ireland and may 
> represent a real threat to Irish citizens civil rights and free access 
> to The Internet by enabling rights holders to seek potentially costly 
> and damaging injunction against websites as innocuous as Youtube, 
> Google, Facebook, Twitter, Boards.ie and others.
> These issues and more will be addressed by the panel at the forum, 
> with a Q&A session for attendees to directly address the panel with 
> their concerns.
> Panelists:
> Sean Sherlock, Minister for Research & Innovation
> Simon McGarr, Litigation Solicitor, Spearheaded the expulsion of The 
> Papal nuncio
> Paul Durrant,  GM of the Internet Service Providers Association of 
> Ireland.
> Tom Murphy,  Director & Founder of Boards.ie
> Chair:
> John Kennedy Editor, Silicon Republic
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Padraic Harley

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