Sean Sherlock: An Irish Hero, Bringing Civility To Internet Savagery
Sean Sherlock is a modern Irish hero. He's on a par with the martyrs of 1916. He will go down in the anals of Internet history. Some might say I mistyped annals just there, but I have my doubts. Have no doubts of your own though, Sean Sherlock is an hero! You see, dear foreign reader (and perhaps ignorent Irish reader) Sean has done this wonderful thing recently where he signed something into Irish law, one of those SOPA things. Unlike the proposed SOPA law in the USA, the Irish one is totally fair and honest and actually benefits you as an internet user.
A big worry for internet users in Ireland regards downloading copyrighted material, and the internet being an insidious place (by design), it can sometimes be hard to figure out if what you're doing is wrong. Man of brilliance, Sean Sherlock, now offers outstanding help for users. If a "copyright holder" decides that you are downloading the wrong file (they know better than you, idiots are incapable of holding copyright, after all) they can make your ISP turn off your ability to download that file. As an added bonus, and at no cost, they will also stop you from downloading any other files.
My sweet lord, surely if god had a second son, it would be Sean Sherlock. He has done the difficult task of wrangling copyright law on the internet and done it brilliantly. I am so impressed with Sean that I have made an animation of him chasing copyright through the internet, you can view it by clicking the button below. Sean puts the 33 in 1337.
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Posted at 22:32