The Irish IT Legislation That Looks Like Ireland


The clear implication from his [Adrian Weckler’s] interview [In yesterday’s Sunday Business Post] with Sean Sherlock is that the proposed measures will be lacking in any real detail, leaving it entirely up to the judges as to what types of blocking might emerge. (Possibly going beyond web blocking to also target hosting and other services.) This ambiguity – as well as jeopardising fundamental rights – will create intolerable uncertainty for businesses such as Google who might find themselves at risk of business threatening and unpredictable injunctions and will certainly deter others from setting up in Ireland.


“Ireland’s SOPA” Will Be Vague And Open-Ended (TJ McIntyre, IT Law In Ireland)