The inaugural Digital Rights Forum was held at the prestigious Science Gallery on the 3rd of April 2012, to discuss the issues surrounding copyright legislation and digital rights in Ireland.

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, 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.

Featured in, The Irish Times, Silicon Republic, The Metro Herald,, Cork Independent, and many more publications.


Sean Sherlock, Minister for Research & Innovation
Paul Durrant, GM of the ISPAI.
Tom Murphy, Director & Founder of
Simon McGarr, Litigation Solicitor & Founder of StopSopaIreland


John Kennedy, Editor of Silicon Republic

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