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Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Nov 25

    Extending Irish interception of communications to the Internet

    Extending Irish interception of communications to the Internet
    Earlier this week the Department of Justice published a long awaited policy document on amending Irish law relating to interception of communications. In a welcome break with tradition the Department has been more willing to engage with…
  • Jan 27

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority
    Digital Rights Ireland has instructed its lawyers to serve legal papers on the Irish government, challenging whether the office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is truly an independent data protection Authority under EU law.…
  • Dec 1

    10 Years and 10 Ways DRI Has Made a Difference

    10 Years and 10 Ways DRI Has Made a Difference
    December 6th, 2015 marks DRI’s 10th year at the forefront of digital rights advocacy. To mark this momentous occasion, we’re proud to present a list of 10 key DRI accomplishments over the past decade: 1/ Overturned…
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Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jun 13

    Ireland’s Failing Abortion Law: Statutory Interpretation, Human Rights and the Detention of Pregnant Children.

    Ireland’s Failing Abortion Law: Statutory Interpretation, Human Rights and the Detention of Pregnant Children.
    Mairead Enright (@maireadenright) Yesterday, the Child Care Law Reporting Project published a summary of a District Court case from 2016. A  suicidal teenager’s GP referred her to a consultant psychiatrist. She was pregnant and did…
  • Jun 1

    RIA Conference on Human Rights and the Social Sciences, June 22nd.

    RIA Conference on Human Rights and the Social Sciences, June 22nd.
    The human rights movement has done a great deal of good in improving the lives of people around the globe, however, as evidenced by recent political upheavals, its embodiment as a contemporary ‘ethics of progress’ is increasingly…
  • May 30

    Asylum Seekers and the Right to Work: The Supreme Court Decision

    Asylum Seekers and the Right to Work: The Supreme Court Decision
    By virtue of section 9(4) of the Refugee Act 1996, asylum seekers are absolutely prohibited from seeking or entering employment in Ireland. This provision has now been replaced by section 16(3)(b) of the International Protection Act 2015.…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jun 27

    Copyright Mutiny - The Pirate Bay is Communicating Works to the Public, says CJEU

    Copyright Mutiny - The Pirate Bay is Communicating Works to the Public, says CJEU
    Internet piracy has become a very common thing in the 21st century, and websites providing access to infringing materials, specifically torrent files, are booming. While these sites don't host material themselves, they provide links to files…
  • Jun 22

    Printing on the Wall - US Supreme Court Rules on Patent Exhaustion

    Printing on the Wall - US Supreme Court Rules on Patent Exhaustion
    Discussed on this blog only a few weeks ago, the US Supreme Court decision in Lexmark can have huge ramifications for both patent holders and sellers of those products all over the world. When and if at all patent rights exhaust after the…
  • Jun 8

    A Collective Effort - The Impact of the GDPR on Collective Management Societie

    A Collective Effort - The Impact of the GDPR on Collective Management Societie
    This article was kindly drafted by Axel Beelen, who writes the blog IP News (focusing on EU and Belgian IP developments). He can also be found on Twitter here. He is also a data protection specialist.The rules surrounding personal data are…
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Irish Law Updates

Irish Law Updates

Updates on Irish and Northern Irish Law. By Darius Whelan.

http://www.ucc.ie/law/irishlaw/blogger/blogger.html
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IT Law in Ireland

IT Law in Ireland

Covers information technology law issues with a focus on freedom of expression, privacy and other fundamental rights. By TJ McIntyre.

http://www.tjmcintyre.com/
  • May 17

    Back in the saddle

    Back in the saddle
    I'm delighted to be able to say that starting this week I'll be working as a consultant with FP Logue Solicitors. The partners - Fred Logue and Niall Rooney - have an excellent track record in business law, with a focus on brands,…
  • May 15

    Oversight of phone tapping in Ireland: still inadequate

    Oversight of phone tapping in Ireland: still inadequate
    Following allegations of abuse of phone tapping by Irish police, I have an opinion piece in today's Irish Independent explaining why oversight mechanisms in this area are ineffective. Here's a flavour:The reaction of the Department of Justice…
  • Apr 6

    Search warrants and privacy in Ireland - CRH, Irish Cement & Lynch v. CCPC

    Search warrants and privacy in Ireland - CRH, Irish Cement & Lynch v. CCPC
    The High Court gave a very important judgment yesterday (Independent.ie story) on the issues raised by the use of a search warrant to seize an entire email account where many of the emails in the account were not caught by the terms of the…
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Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

Cover cyberlaw, libraries, media and higher education. By Daithí Mac Síthigh.

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • May 31

    Ten years!

    Ten years!
    This is a post made out of notes on the first ten years of this blog (2006-2016). Most of the activity was during that first half. I’m posting it now as part of the site reboot. Some things of interest…to me, at least: In that…
  • May 31

    Rebooting lexferenda.com

    Rebooting lexferenda.com
    I’ve neglected this blog for quite a while now (and it was hardly all that active beforehand), so this is just a note of hello (and welcome back, hopefully) to readers. I’ve also updated some of the static pages at the tabs above…
  • May 29

    Note for email and RSS subscribers – changes ahead

    Note for email and RSS subscribers – changes ahead
    For the few of you who are still out there and receiving these updates – this blog will move to a new location by 1 June 2017. I think that the RSS should continue to work, but the email subscription definitely won’t. If still…
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Primary Opinion

Primary Opinion

Covers corporate, employment, IP and privacy news.

http://primaryopinion.com/
  • Nov 27

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm
    Law firms of all sizes are now embracing social media as a means to showcase expertise and reach new customers. But, opening a Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ account is only the first part of the process. Here are five pointers for realising…
  • Oct 13

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark
    3D shape marks took another battering at the end of September with the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruling that such trademarks can be declared invalid if the shape can be linked ‘essentially’ or ‘substantially’ to…
  • Oct 7

    Meet our independent blogger

    Meet our independent blogger
    Our new content portal www.primaryopinion.com draws together the best of the IP industry’s news, commentary and knowledge, so that IP professionals, in-house counsel and business heads can access it on one up-to-date platform. That…
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The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 5

    Preparing for #BIALL2017 : Other places to go & things to do in Manchester

    Preparing for #BIALL2017 : Other places to go & things to do in Manchester
    Other places to go & things to do in ManchesterManchester is a really vibrant and interesting city, so if you have time to explore we would certainly recommend it! Here are a few suggestions of things to see & do in the city: Town…
  • Jun 5

    BIALL Professional Studies Bursary 2017

    BIALL Professional Studies Bursary 2017
    The BIALL sponsored Professional Studies Bursary 2017 is still open for applications until 30 June 2017. This very generous bursary offers up to £10000 towards all or part of the course fees for a BIALL member completing their…
  • Jun 5

    BIALL Salary Survey 2017

    BIALL Salary Survey 2017
    Have you ever wondered if you’re being paid the market rate for the job you do?  Are you getting the same benefits as other people doing the same job as you?  Do you need some hard facts to back up a salary review?  If…
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