An Irish SOPA to an Irish Problem [Podcast #15]

Michele Neylon

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Brought to you by Blacknight, it’s The Podcast, Episode 15, with Conn Ó Muíneacháin and Michele Neylon.

This podcast was recorded as the SOPA was hitting the fan in Ireland.  A campaign by internet users and business gathered tens of thousands of names in just over  a day.  Michele debated with the Minister on RTÉ’s Drivetime (MP3 is here) and also on Twitter.

Last night Michele had a late night meeting with the Minister at Government Buildings, which I’m  sure he’ll blog about later today.  This podcast was recorded before that meeting and we don’t make any mention of it.  However, the conversation gives a good insight into  Michele’s views on the matter, views which are shared by tens of thousands of people who work with and use the Internet in Ireland.

It’s not about bashing the copyright industry.  They make their case and represent their interests.  Ultimately, the technology industry needs to learn from them how to lobby and communicate its message in a way which others can understand and empathise with. is brought to you by Blacknight, Ireland’s largest provider of domains and hosting.

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