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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/
  • Feb 28

    Irish State Blocks Access to Own Website

    Irish State Blocks Access to Own Website
    Ken Foxe of RTE has the news that internet blocking software in the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) is blocking a range of legitimate websites, including sites from the Irish central government, EU and organisations funded by the Irish…
  • Feb 10

    Guest Post: Privacy International GCHQ Surveillance Tribunal Win

    Guest Post: Privacy International GCHQ Surveillance Tribunal Win
    Following their court win against UK spying last week, here’s a guest post from Privacy International setting out the implications of their case and what they plan to do next: Privacy International, Bytes for All and other human rights…
  • Feb 1

    Privacy & Security Updates for DRI

    Privacy & Security Updates for DRI
    In accordance with our Privacy Policy, we are letting you know about changes to our website rolled out today: We have updated our privacy policy We have added the option to check out with Stripe for online donations We have…
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Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Mar 5

    No Democratic Deficit: Children and Family Relationships Bill has had a Lengthy Gestation Period

    No Democratic Deficit: Children and Family Relationships Bill has had a Lengthy Gestation Period
    Those opposed to marriage equality and same-sex parenting are targeting the Children and Family Relationships Bill 2015, claiming that it is being pushed through by the government. This is disingenuous and fails to take account of the lengthy…
  • Mar 5

    Maynooth Law School: The Gaza Strip: Military & Legal Perspective

    Maynooth Law School: The Gaza Strip: Military & Legal Perspective
    ‘The Gaza Strip: Military & Legal Perspectives’ A Public Lecture by Col. Desmond Travers When: Monday, 23 March 2015, 6:30pm – 8pm Where: Renehan Hall, South Campus, Maynooth University Desmond Travers is a retired Irish…
  • Mar 3

    The Truth about Torture: Ireland v UK Revisited

    The Truth about Torture: Ireland v UK Revisited
    Maynooth University Department of Law is hosting a talk by two of the ‘Hooded Men’, Jim Auld and Joe Clarke, followed by a legal analysis of the European Court of Human Rights Case with Fiona Duignan, LLM. The event will talk…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Mar 4

    Retrospective - IP Infringement and Free Speech

    Retrospective - IP Infringement and Free Speech
    Almost as holy as expression in its many forms, is the fact that, in most countries at least, expression is largely free of limitations, and that even dissenting opinions can, and should be voiced. With this vast freedom, especially in the…
  • Feb 22

    Art Anew - Fan Art and Copyright

    Art Anew - Fan Art and Copyright
    A big aspect of the modern scene of artistic expression is fan art. This, to the uninitiated, is using prior existing art, be it movies, music or pictures, as inspiration for your own works, often using the same characters, themes or…
  • Feb 12

    Passing Off on Persons - Rihanna Wins Appeal Case

    Passing Off on Persons - Rihanna Wins Appeal Case
    If reality TV has taught something to most individuals is that personality, and personas especially, are valuable. This, along with other celebrities, musicians and actors, illustrates an interesting aspect of humanity; a self-imposed value…
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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
  • Mar 5

    Reforming the Mental Health Act 2001

    Reforming the Mental Health Act 2001
    The Report of the Expert Group on the Review of the Mental Health Act 2001 has been published today.  The press release is here.  The full report is available here.  For reaction from Mental Health Reform and Amnesty…
  • Feb 26

    Schools Admissions and the Equal Status Act

    Schools Admissions and the Equal Status Act
    I have written a short piece for the Irish Times concerning school admissions and the Equal Status Act.  The article has been published here.  I may in due course develop this into a longer article for a journal in which I can…
  • Feb 12

    Gender Equality in Promotion

    Gender Equality in Promotion
    The case of Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, who successfully claimed gender discrimination concerning the senior lecturer promotions process in NUI Galway, has been widely reported in the media.  This case illustrates a number of key…
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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/
  • Jan 22

    Mobile phone records as evidence in Irish court

    Mobile phone records as evidence in Irish court
    Just before Christmas a murder trial collapsed when the prosecution failed to lay the correct evidential basis for admitting mobile phone records against the accused. There's no written judgment but according to media reports:The State…
  • Oct 24

    Discovery of encrypted document

    Discovery of encrypted document
    Today's Irish Times has a story arising out of the Quinn litigation against the state which raises important issues around access to encrypted documents:The family of Seán Quinn is demanding access to three letters sent between former…
  • Oct 21

    Garda body cameras: quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Garda body cameras: quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    Garda body worn camera - screencap from Dublin Says No protest video.I had a piece in Saturday's Irish Independent on the implications of the new Garda body worn cameras being used at protests against water charges. There wasn't enough room…
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Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Feb 10

    The Campbell Legacy: A Decade of ‘Misuse of Private Information’ (Newcastle, 17 April 2015)

    The Campbell Legacy: A Decade of ‘Misuse of Private Information’ (Newcastle, 17 April 2015)
    I’m delighted to share news of an event I’m organising with a Newcastle colleague, Tom Bennett.  Here comes the formal stuff. Registration opens 2 March! The 2004 decision of the House of Lords in Campbell v Mirror Group…
  • Jan 25

    Law and Culture: new virtual issue of Legal Studie

    Law and Culture: new virtual issue of Legal Studie
    From the editors of Legal Studies comes news of their second ‘virtual issue’, on the theme of ‘law and culture’. Virtual issues are made up of previously published articles, based around a theme. The first such issue…
  • Jan 12

    Smart people sign up for Smart Cities event

    Smart people sign up for Smart Cities event
    I’m delighted to share news of a two-day workshop on “Designing Smart Cities – opportunities and regulatory challenges” at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) later this year (31st March/1st April). The event takes…
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The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    BIALL Election of Officers and Members of Council 2015-2016 - Invitation for Nomination

    BIALL Election of Officers and Members of Council 2015-2016 - Invitation for Nomination
    Under the Constitution, there are annual elections for the posts of President and President Elect, which, in both cases, are for a duration of one year.  The current President Elect, Karen Palmer, will be elected as President if there…
  • Mar 2

    The BIALL Blog - new look and feel

    The BIALL Blog - new look and feel
    Notice anything different about the BIALL blog?We've refreshed the look with the BIALL colours and have a more dynamic layout for you to view posts.  The aim is to integrate it more fully with the website in due course.To subscribe to…
  • Feb 26

    BIALL Legal Journals Award 2015 - 2 weeks to nominate

    BIALL Legal Journals Award 2015 - 2 weeks to nominate
    Nominations for the coveted BIALL Legal Journals Award for 2015 close at the end of Monday 9 March 2015, so a little under two weeks remain for you to play your important part in:Recognising and rewarding excellence in legal serials…
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