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Stop Ireland's SOPA

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 87 ✭✭✭ deckybarr


    his email is sean.sherlock.oir.ie


    EDIT: its [email protected]


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,304 gavmcg92


    deckybarr wrote: »
    his email is sean.sherlock.oir.ie

    That doesn't seem to be working? Are you sure?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,436 ✭✭✭✭ RobbingBandit


    The OP put a dot(.) rather than the @ in their link. Email below copied from his official webpage. http://www.labour.ie/seansherlock

    [email protected]


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,888 ✭✭✭✭ Johnboy1951


    Is there any organised opposition to this measure?

    ... something like an on-line petition to be signed?

    Without a central place for people to sign up there is no real likelihood of many writing directly to their TDs or Sherlock.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 87 ✭✭✭ deckybarr


    Would it be hard to set up an online petition? I don't think that one exists.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9 ✭✭✭ gu22222


    Ok guys and gals,
    The way this legislation was put down in America was by phoning their elected Congressmen non-stop and this freaked the Congressmen out. It's pretty simple really. We should get as many people as possible to phone our elected represetatives and ask them to oppose this legislation. Let's get this up and running. Anyone have a link for some TD's websites which would have their office numbers? I'll look for some. P.S. I don't think an online petition would have as much impact as people actually ringing the TDs' offices.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 87 ✭✭✭ deckybarr


    Great idea gu22222

    here is sherlocks details which I got from his webpage at www.labour.ie/sherlock

    Work Address
    Davis (Flemings) Lane
    Rear Main Street
    Mallow
    Home Address
    Davis Lane
    Mallow
    Co. Cork
    Tel
    Phone 022 53523
    Fax 022 57761
    Mobile 087 7402057


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9 ✭✭✭ gu22222


    Thanks I try!

    Great! Here I have a link with the website details of the all elected representatives in the Oireachtas:
    http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/tdssenators/tds/

    Get the numbers and Get calling.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 598 dyer


    Implementation of legislation to provide for injunctions for copyright owners in certain circumstance

    Issued : Thursday 22 December, 2011

    The Minister for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock TD announced today that the Government will be responding with legislation to the High Court Judgment in the case of EMI and Others Vs UPC.

    In his judgement Mr Justice Charleton held that he was constrained by the wording of the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 and could not grant an injunction to prevent infringement of copyright against an information service provider in the context of a transient communication and he stated that Ireland had not fully transposed the relevant EU Directive(s).

    Minister Sherlock stated 'the Government is proposing to introduce a Statutory Instrument, to redress the situation highlighted by Justice Charleton, by providing for injunctions for copyright owners against intermediaries whose services are used to infringe their copyright.

    In granting such injunctions the Courts must take account of Court of Justice of the European Union Judgements. They require that a fair balance be struck between the various fundamental rights protected by the Community legal order and the principle of proportionality. That would include, inter alia, the protection of the fundamental rights of individuals who are affected by such measures, the freedom to conduct a business enjoyed by operators such as Internet Service Providers, the protection of private data and right of freedom of expression and information'.

    The Minister went on to say that he hopes that the legislation will be introduced by the middle of January 2012.

    http://www.labour.ie/press/listing/13245642324974.html


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9 ✭✭✭ gu22222


    How did that fly under the radar?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,304 gavmcg92


    Right guys... I suggest you join this thread. I has a larger discussion on this matter as well as template emails to send to your representatives.

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056524769


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 87 ✭✭✭ deckybarr




  • Registered Users Posts: 69 ✭✭ Archeotech


    Spread this around and sign the petition,

    http://stopsopaireland.com/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 87 ✭✭✭ deckybarr


    The SOPA and PIPA bills were halted in the States due to politicians being bombarded with phone calls of opposition to the bills. Here is the phone numbers of all the Irish TD's currently in government so that you can contact them to voice your opposition to the ACTA and irish SOPA bills

    Fine Gael

    Name: James Bannon Constituency: Longford-Westmeath Phone: 01-6184226

    Name: Sean Barrett Constituency: Dún Laoghaire Phone: 01-6183895

    Name: Tom Barry Constituency: Cork East Phone: 01-6183328

    Name: Pat Breen Constituency: Clare Phone: 01-6184224

    Richard Bruton Constituency: Dublin North Central Phone: 01-6312172

    Ray Butler Constituency: Meath West Phone: 01-6183378

    Jerry Buttimer Constituency: Cork South Central Phone: 01-6183380

    Catherine Byrne Constituency: Dublin South Central Phone: 01-6183083

    Ciaran Cannon Constituency: Galway East Phone: 01-8896510

    Joe Carey Constituency: Clare Phone: 01-6183337

    Paudie Coffey Constituency: Waterford Phone: 01-6183902

    Áine Collins Constituency: Cork North West Phone: 01-6183873

    Sean Conlan Constituency: Cavan-Monaghan Phone: 01-6183154

    Sean Conlan Constituency: Cavan-Monaghan Phone: 01-6183154

    Paul Connaughton Jnr Constituency: Galway East Phone: 01-6183032

    Noel Coonan Constituency: Tipperary North Phone: 01-6183842

    Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy Constituency: Laois-Offaly Phone: 01-6184075

    Simon Coveney Constituency: Cork South Central Phone: 01-6763925

    Michael Creed Constituency: Cork North West Phone: 01-6183525

    Lucinda Creighton Constituency: Dublin South East Phone: 01-6194309

    Jim Daly Constituency: Cork South West Phone: 01-6183886

    John Deasy Constituency: Waterford Phone: 01-6183596

    Jimmy Deenihan Constituency: Kerry North-West Limerick Phone: 01-6313804

    Pat Deering Constituency: Carlow-Kilkenny Phone: 01-6184235

    Regina Doherty Constituency: Meath East Phone: 01-6183573

    Paschal Donohoe Constituency: Dublin Central Phone: 01-6183689

    Andrew Doyle Constituency: Wicklow Address: Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 Phone: 01-6183611

    Bernard Durkan Constituency: Kildare North Phone: 01-6183732/01-6183191

    Damien English Constituency: Meath West Phone: 01-6184012

    Alan Farrell Constituency: Dublin North Phone: 01-6184008

    Frank Feighan Constituency: Roscommon-South Leitrim Phone: 01-6184289

    Frances Fitzgerald Constituency: Dublin Mid West Phone: 01-6183771

    Peter Fitzpatrick Constituency: Louth Phone: 01-6183563

    Charles Flanagan Constituency: Laois-Offaly Phone: 01-6183652

    Terence Flanagan Constituency: Dublin North East Phone: 01-6183634

    Brendan Griffin Constituency: Kerry South Phone: 01-6184480

    Noel Harrington Constituency: Cork South West Phone: 01-6183956

    Simon Harris Constituency: Wicklow Phone: 01-6183805

    Brian Hayes Constituency: Dublin South West Phone: 01-6183567

    Tom Hayes Constituency: Tipperary South Phone: 01-6183168

    Martin Heydon Constituency: Kildare South Phone: 01-6183017

    Phil Hogan Constituency: Carlow-Kilkenny Phone: 01-8882402

    Heather Humphreys Constituency: Cavan-Monaghan Phone: 01-6183408

    Derek Keating Constituency: Dublin Mid West Phone: 01-6184014

    Paul Kehoe Constituency: Wexford Phone: 01-6194080

    Enda Kenny Constituency: Mayo Street, Dublin 2 Phone: 01-6194020

    Seán Kyne Constituency: Galway West Phone: 01-6184426

    Anthony Lawlor Constituency: Kildare North Phone: 01-6183007

    Peter Mathews Constituency: Dublin South Phone: 01-6184443

    Shane McEntee Constituency: Meath East Phone: 01-6072977

    Nicky McFadden Constituency: Longford-Westmeath Phone: 01-6183938

    Dinny McGinley Constituency: Donegal South West Phone: 01-6183452

    Joe McHugh Constituency: Donegal North East Phone: 01-6184242

    Tony McLoughlin Constituency: Sligo-North Leitrim Phone: 01-6183537

    Olivia Mitchell Constituency: Dublin South Phone: 01-6183088

    Mary Mitchell-O'Connor Constituency: Dún Laoghaire Phone: 01-6183302

    Michelle Mulherin Constituency: Mayo Phone: 01-6183065

    Dara Murphy Constituency: Cork North Central Phone: 01-6183862

    Eoghan Murphy Constituency: Dublin South East Phone: 01-6183324

    Dan Neville Constituency: Limerick Phone: 01-6183356

    Michael Noonan Constituency: Limerick City Phone: 01-6764735

    Kieran O'Donnell Constituency: Limerick City Phone: 01-6183808

    Patrick O'Donovan Constituency: Limerick Phone: 01-6183610

    Fergus O'Dowd Constituency: Louth Phone: 01-6782024

    John O'Mahony Constituency: Mayo Phone: 01-6183706

    Joe O'Reilly Constituency: Cavan-Monaghan Phone: 01-6183721

    John Perry Constituency: Sligo-North Leitrim Phone: 01-6312243

    John Paul Phelan Constituency: Carlow-Kilkenny Phone: 01-6184202

    James Reilly Constituency: Dublin North Phone: 01-6711026

    Michael Ring Constituency: Mayo Phone: 01-6041034

    Alan Shatter Constituency: Dublin South Phone: 01-6183911

    David Stanton Constituency: Cork East Phone: 01-6183181

    Billy Timmins Constituency: Wicklow Phone: 01-6183384

    Liam Twomey Constituency: Wexford Phone: 01-6184299

    Leo Varadkar Constituency: Dublin West Phone: 01-6041062

    Brian Walsh Constituency: Galway West Phone: 01-6184236




    Labour


    Eamon Gilmore TD 01 4082018 - -

    Joan Burton TD
    Dail: 01 6184006 -

    Eric Byrne TD
    Home: 01 4901305 - Fax: 01 4901305 - Mobile: 087-2548429


    Michael Conaghan TD
    Dáil: 01 618 4033 - Fax: No. 6184632

    Ciara Conway TD
    01.6184033 -

    Joe Costello TD
    Dáil: 01 618 3896 - Fax: 01 618 4596

    Robert Dowds TD
    Email : [email protected]

    Anne Ferris TD
    Dáil Office: 01. 6183539 - Constituency Office: 01 2764699

    Dominic Hannigan TD
    Constituency Office: 01 835 3871 -


    Brendan Howlin TD
    Home: 053 -91-24036 - Dail: 01 6184366 - Fax: 01 6184542

    Kevin Humphreys TD
    Home: 6686854 - Mobile: 087-2989103
    Email : [email protected]

    Colm Keaveney TD
    093. 24070
    Email : [email protected]

    Alan Kelly TD
    Minister of State, Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport with responsibility for Public & Commuter Transport
    Office: 067 34190 -
    Email : [email protected]

    Sean Kenny TD
    mobile 086 8126340 - Dáil 01.6183744
    Email : [email protected]

    Ciarán Lynch TD
    021 4366200
    Email : [email protected]

    Kathleen Lynch TD
    Office - Tel: 021-4399930 or 021-4212463 - Fax: 021-4304358
    Email : [email protected]

    John Lyons TD
    087 2113154

    Eamonn Maloney TD
    Email : [email protected]

    Michael McCarthy TD
    Constituency Office: - Tel: 023 - 8855705 - Fax: 023 - 8855706 - Mobile: 087 - 6481004

    Michael McNamara TD
    Constituency Office: 065-6893639 - Shannon Town Constituency Office: 061-479020

    Gerald Nash TD
    (M) 087 271 6816 - - - -

    Derek Nolan TD
    086 3 777 624

    Jan O'Sullivan TD
    Office: 061-312316 - Fax: 061-313707 - Dail: 01 6183670 - Fax: 01 6184617

    Willie Penrose TD
    Home: 044-93-73264 - Constituency Office: 044-93-43987 - Dail: 01-6183734 - Fax Dail: 01-6184541 - Fax Constituency Office: 044-93-43966

    Ann Phelan TD
    Constituency Office: 056 7756000 - Mobile: 086-3294420

    Ruairi Quinn TD
    Minister for Education and Skills
    Dáil: 01 6183434 - Fax: 01 6184153 - Skype: ruairiquinn

    Pat Rabbitte TD
    Constituency Office: 01 678 2011 or 01 618 3772 - Department Office: 01 678 9807 or 01 678 2000

    Brendan Ryan TD
    01-618 3421

    Sean Sherlock TD
    Phone: 022 53523 - Fax: 022 57761 - 087-7402057 -

    Roisin Shortall TD
    Home: 01-8370563 - Dail: 01-6183593 - Fax: 01-6184380


    Arthur Spring TD
    Office: 066.712 5337 -


    Emmet Stagg TD
    Home: 01-6272149 - Dáil: 01-6183013 - Fax (home): 01-6270601 - Fax (Dáil): 01-6184538
    Email : [email protected]

    Joanna Tuffy TD
    01 6280765(h) - 01 6183822(o) - 01 4575678(o)


    Jack Wall TD
    Constituency Office: - 059-86-32874 (ph) 33157 (fax) - Dail01) 6183571 - Fax: (01) 6184540

    Alex White TD
    618 3972

    Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD
    086-8190336 -


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 87 ✭✭✭ deckybarr


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 87 ✭✭✭ deckybarr


    template email
    Here is a template email that can be sent

    Quote:
    Dear duly elected representative of the peoples of Ireland,

    I write to you today to call your attention to a matter of great importance and urgency to our nation. Before the months end, Minister of State for Enterprise Seán Sherlock is to publish an “order” which is understood to allow copyright holders to demand the censorship of Irish citizens access an open and democratic Internet.

    The Internet represents the single most important economic, social, and cultural communications tool since mankind spoke his first words. The Internet’s ability to promote the free exchange of artistic expression and encourage the discussion of revolutionary ideas such as democracy makes it to the modern world, what roads were to the Romans. The Internet is the road upon which we and our children and our children’s children will prosper. Any attempt at limiting its efficacy, at censoring the free exchange of ideas and expression should be considered an attack on our liberties and our future prosperity, I hope you’ll agree. Whether you recognise it or not, your constituents certainly do and I am in no doubt that they will make you aware of this fact in the coming days.

    The Internet, spurred on by the incredible wealth of human talent on the Island of Ireland, promotes and takes an active role in the development of technologies of global significance. Its potential positive impact on our Island has yet to be fully realised; we are only now beginning to reap the rewards of our earlier labours of investing in resilient and wide spread broadband to the nation and other investments.

    Yahoo!, Twitter, Facebook, Google, AOL, FourSquare, LinkedIn, PayPal, Zynga, and many more US based companies came out to protest against similar legislation in their country (SOPA/PIPA) which aimed at addressing copyright holders concerns, by censoring the Internet. These companies and those much like them are the future lifeblood of Ireland’s knowledge economy. To believe we can summarily enact legislation that will censor the Internet and not severely detriment our economy and our democratic rights is foolhardy to say the least.

    The means by which this legislation is proposed to work will not achieve its intended result of protecting the rights of copyright holders. Infringing sites will still be accessible by even the most minimally technologically literate persons. This legislation serves only to erode our rights and discourage international investment.

    If we continue to let our rights be eroded at the whims of corporations, which place pressure on our leaders to create legislation that chips away at our ability to freely express ourselves, we will fade into insignificance on the world stage and we will have squandered the enormous potential that we, as a nation striving for a knowledge economy, have worked so hard to achieve.

    On the 11th of January, The European Commission recognised that the Internet “has enormous potential for boosting growth and creating jobs.” and that 20-25% of new jobs could come from growth in this area. Growth which will not be possible if the policies in place are more harmful than they are productive.

    I ask, with all due respect, please do not let this legislation pass.

    Yours sincerely,

    A technologically literate voter

    From
    http://www.scribd.com/sean_nicholls_...net-Censorship


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,304 gavmcg92


    Have received 1 reply so far from the email I sent to all of the TDs.
    Hello Gavin,

    Thank you for your email about internet censorship. We are looking into it.

    Best Wishes,

    Arielle Jeter
    on behalf of

    Stephen Donnelly TD

    Independent TD for Wicklow & East Carlow

    A lot of automated crap so far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,053 ✭✭✭ MrVestek


    As I just pointed out on Mr Sherlock's Facebook page...

    "Just wondering Mr Sherlock if you have obtained Microsoft's permission to use the Wordpad logo on your website?

    If not then you do realise that you'd be liable to have your website shut down under this new statutory instrument, right?"

    189725.PNG


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 87 ✭✭✭ deckybarr


    Well spotted Achilles. Could you email that to the list of newspapers above. He also has youtube footage on his site which may also be in violation of the law he is attempting to bring in.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,053 ✭✭✭ MrVestek


    deckybarr wrote: »
    Well spotted Achilles. Could you email that to the list of newspapers above. He also has youtube footage on his site which may also be in violation of the law he is attempting to bring in.

    I don't see a list of newspapers anywhere on this thread?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 54 ✭✭✭ mrquiteaguy


    I cant help but think this topic would get more feedback if it was put in the Broadband section.
    I only found out about it from another site.

    I dont think people are being informed/aware of the Issue as much as they could be.

    Also i think Boards.ie are missing a trick by not having Stop Ireland's SOPA as a Front page Notice when people log into the site.
    Just my tuppence worth.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,304 gavmcg92


    There is a much larger thread on AH. Dev has also said that Boards.ie are discussing their options and he will release information about their proposed stance in the near future.

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?threadid=2056524769


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 87 ✭✭✭ deckybarr


    Please everyone feel free to start as many threads in relevant sections to increase awareness. Just make them relevant to those sections. For example, in the broadband section you could talk about how it would affect broadband services. Just make sure you have links to the relevant sites that people can go to voice there opposition such as stopsopaireland, the facebook and twitter pages above and any other relevant sites.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 87 ✭✭✭ deckybarr




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