ANTI - ACTAMake Comment Philip Wiser
The dozens of protesters were also expressing their concerns over legislation proposed by junior minister SÃ©an Sherlock regarding copyright protection online which has been dubbed â€˜SOPA Irelandâ€™ or â€˜Irish SOPAâ€™ in reference to similar legislation in the US which has been shelved.
Sherlock has rejected comparisons between the Irish and the US legislation. Instead, he says that the statutory instrument in Ireland is required to bring Ireland into compliance with existing EU directives on copyright protection.
A Stop SOPA Ireland online petition has gathered over 80,100 signatures since it began on 26 January.
The Internet will change forever unless we do something quick.
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