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On 12/10/10 17:38, Michele Neylon :: Blacknight wrote:
> The media are very good at NOT reading the decision properly but grabbing one or two keywords and making big headlines.
>> Did UPC actually win?
>> I think not.
Unsurprisingly, I see today's Metro has an article stating that U2's
manager is calling out to the Irish government to enact legislation
immediately to provide retribution for such a case.
Everything I've read in the print media regarding the case thus far has
been incredibly biased - it's almost as if they have some agenda or
vested interest. Articles that I've read thus far (for example ) on
the topic consistently appear to imply or outright state that the
judicial decision (which merely upholds due process) is in fact an
endorsement by Ireland of piracy - which is rife (provably wrong proof
given) and destroying families (no proof given) and compounding
Ireland's image overseas as a haven for piracy (no proof given and
starting from an invalid premise in any case.)
I fully expect a knee-jerk reaction to be at least mooted by our
government who may see it as low hanging fruit, and unless any
legislation is thought out and properly debated before being passed into
law I anticipate it will have far reaching impacts on perfectly
legitimate uses of the internet and freedom of speech through internet
services. I certainly do not want to see this happen, and I don't think
you should either.
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