back to article OpIreland hackers spank gov sites as 'Irish SOPA' nears

Anonymous took out several key Irish government websites last night and promised more disruption to come in retaliation for new SOPA-like legislation which it claimed would make it easier for copyright-holders to block access to file sharing and other sites in the country. The hacktivist collective announced OpIreland last night …

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So I guess these "hacktivists" fully intend to keep their "direct actions" going until they convince all the governments of the world that the internet needs to be closely surveilled, closely regulated, and tightly controlled.

Well, if that's what the "hacktivists" want, they can be accommodated. . .

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Anonymous Coward

Your prison cell awaits

Bubba will make these hackers very warm and fuzzy when they end up in prison.

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Holmes

Looks like Sherlock's own site has been SOPAd...

http://seansherlock.ie/ - "Host not configured to server web traffic"

Google has cached views from yesterday, so it DID work.

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Anonymous Coward

painful

Legislation that will affect a lot of law abiding businesses and people.

The trouble with this kind of legislation is that the people forming it have a poor understanding of the internet/webb and so produce such poor laws.

It's down to the ignorance, they think they know but actually they have no idea-the US being a prime example of it.

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Get over it

If the hackers are angry they might as well get over it because the situation is just going to get worse. The more they hack the more people will be looking for them and eventually they will be caught.

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FAIL

Irish Government? Oxymoron, surely?

The idea that the Irish have any say in the running of their country was surely killed and buried when their budget started to be written by the Germans without consultation with the Irish parliament. Now multi-nationals are writing the laws.

So much for "The Free State". Hope it was worth all the pain!

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Yeah, bloody foreigners

propping up a country like that. Maybe Ireland should gather its armies and invade.

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"nothing under current Irish law to force an ISP to block a website suspected of copyright infringement."

And that's exactly the way it should be and stay.

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What I don't understand about DDoS-ing government websites is...

Does anyone notice?

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