The major record labels have filed a lawsuit against the Government of Ireland over delays in introducing legislation permitting ISPs to block access to websites. Record label executives complain that the government has not shared advance copies of proposed legislation and so filed a lawsuit instead.
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Ireland has launched a review of its copyright law and many believe is leading the way toward the adoption of a fair use doctrine.
The UK and Ireland are both engaged in reviews of intellectual property laws with an emphasis on fair use reforms. The UK study, focusing on innovation and economic growth, can be found here. Information on the Irish plans here.
Fresh off the success protesting unbalanced copyright laws in New Zealand, blackout protests have been launched in France and Ireland, two other countries facing "graduated response" policies.