The Time: Tuesday 3rd of April, 1-2pm
The Place: The Science Gallery
The Topic: Your Digital Rights (with respect to copyright)
The Audience: Everyone with a vested interest in the Internet & Copyright
The Cost: None. Tickets are free. Get them at here.
Can't Attend: There will be a live stream available here.
The argument has been made that statutory instrument 59/2012 which was signed into law by Richard Bruton, T.D. on 29th February of this year will curtail access to websites and services in Ireland and may represent a real threat to Irish citizens civil rights and free access to The Internet by enabling rights holders to seek potentially costly and damaging injunction against websites as innocuous as Youtube, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Boards.ie and others.
These issues and more will be addressed by the panel at the forum, with a Q&A session for attendees to directly address the panel with their concerns.
- Sean Sherlock, Minister for Research & Innovation
- Paul Durrant, GM of the Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland.
- Tom Murphy, Director & Founder of Boards.ie
- Simon McGarr, Litigation Solicitor and founder of StopSopaIreland.com
- John Kennedy Editor, Silicon Republic
12:45 Doors Open [15 mins]
13:00 Introductions (chair to open up procedings) [3 mins]
13:03 3 mins introduction/speech (Minister Sean Sherlock)
13:9 3 mins introduction/speech (Paul Durrant)
13:12 3 mins introduction/speech (Tom Murphy)
13:15 3 mins introduction/speech (Simon McGarr)
13:18 Panel Discussion / Rebuttal (20 mins)
13:40 Q & A [20 mins]