Ireland not earning kudos for new Irish SOPA

As you are all aware, Seán Sherlock signed the statutory instrument yesterday and Ireland has implemented our own SOPA-like law. It has not taken law for international observers to note this turn and unsurprisingly the reaction from most has been less than laudatory. One quote from TechDirt strikes the common feeling charging that ‘the government appears to be trying to move in two different directions at once,’ and suggests that ‘the first thing towards increasing innovation in business models online is not putting misplaced liability on service providers, not setting up a censorship regime, and not removing the incentives for the entertainment industry to actually embrace innovative business models.’