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No to a SOPA in Ireland

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A SOPA style law is being proposed for Ireland, without any form of debate or discussion. It will give music and movie companies legal powers to shut down websites suspected of having copyright material on them.

This will have a chilling effect both on large international companies we want to have here in Ireland (like Twitter and Facebook) and on indigenous startups who allow for any form of content uploading or creation – stifling the chances of local startups developing the next Tumblr or Facebook or Flipboard or whatever.

Smarter people than me have written about it, so please have a look at the following posts and take action at Stop SOPA Ireland.

They Work for You!

Be sure to let the relevant Minister Sean Sherlock TD know how you feel – he’s on Twitter too @seansherlocktd and let your local TDs know too.

Thanks to James for the image.

(update: spelling)