SeanSherlock
Seán Sherlock finds no allies online.

While the Stop Online Piracy Act, a pro-copyright measure that would have given courts free range to shut down websites accused of infringing activities, was essentially defeated in the United States, a similar measure passed two weeks ago in Ireland.

Now the spokesperson for the “Irish SOPA” took to Twitter to defend both the content of the law and the way it was passed.

Seán Sherlock, Irish minister of state for research and innovation, signed the bill without it going through Irish Parliament, a legal maneuver which he tried to defend.

Since Tuesday, Sherlock has several times used Twitter to debate the law with citizens. It doesn’t seem like he’s gaining any new fans.

Photo via @SeanSherlockTD

Promoted Stories Powered by Sharethrough
Layer 8
A female Lebanese news anchor was told to shut up—here's what she did instead
Rima Karaki is a Lebanese TV host who isn't afraid of a fight. Things got heated Monday when Karaki was interviewing Hani Al-Seba'i about the phenomenon of Christians joining Islamic groups like ISIS. Al-Seba’i is a Sunni scholar who fled to London after he was sentenced in an Egyptian court to 15 years in prison for being a part of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad. The United Nations considers the group to be an affiliate of al Qaeda.
copyright
Copyright claim yanks ‘Adult Wednesday Addams’ from YouTube
This past weekend, Melissa Hunter—the driving force behind the popular webseries Adult Wednesday Addams—took to Facebook to inform fans that, after being flagged by the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation for copyright violation, the series had been pulled from YouTube. Hunter explains:
The Latest From Daily Dot Video
Group

Pure, uncut internet. Straight to your inbox.

Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter!