The battle for control of the Internet has begun within Ireland. In the red corner, Eircom has sided with the Big Four record companies - Sony-BMG, Universal and Warner and EMI - who are seeking to control the Irish Internet using coporate censorship and civil law techniques. In the blue corner, the Blackout Ireland campaign is looking to highlight the dangers of this censorship and has used social networking tools such as Twitter and Facebook to build support to protest this decision. A similar campaign was succesful in New Zealand, will it work again here?

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