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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/
  • Apr 1

    DRI’s Submission to the Law Reform Comission on Cyberbullying and Harassment

    DRI’s Submission to the Law Reform Comission on Cyberbullying and Harassment
    The Law Reform Commission is now working on the area of “cyber-crime affecting personal safety, privacy and reputation including cyber-bullying” – a wide ranging area including “revenge pornography”, hate crime…
  • Mar 31

    Two Weeks until Digital Rights Europe, the DRI Conference

    Two Weeks until Digital Rights Europe, the DRI Conference
    DRI is delighted to be welcoming a world-class line-up of international and domestic experts to Digital Rights Europe 2015, our inaugural conference focused on the most critical European-wide issues around digital privacy,…
  • Mar 30

    A Very Big Case: Schrems, Facebook, Safe Harbor and the CJEU

    A Very Big Case: Schrems, Facebook, Safe Harbor and the CJEU
    What has become a very big case began as a row in Ireland. Max Schrems wasn’t convinced that when his data was transferred from the EU to the US by Facebook, it was being given adequate protection. Since Facebook’s European…
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Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Apr 17

    DPP v JC: Initial Observations on the Exclusionary Rule case

    DPP v JC: Initial Observations on the Exclusionary Rule case
    Where does one start to analyse six Supreme Court judgments (the Chief Justice concurred with the majority but did not issue a separate judgment), amounting to over 155,000 words, on a most fundamental rule of constitutional law and criminal…
  • Apr 17

    The UK Modern Slavery Act: Template for Ireland or False Friend?

    The UK Modern Slavery Act: Template for Ireland or False Friend?
    This post originally appeared as a guest column in the Immigrant Council of Ireland’s daily epaper, Immigrant News.  Heralded by the UK Home Secretary, Theresa May, as “an historic milestone” which brings the UK…
  • Apr 15

    Call for Papers: Victims’ Rights: An Agenda for Change

    Call for Papers: Victims’ Rights: An Agenda for Change
    The Centre for Criminal Justice at the University of Limerick will hold a one-day conference, Victims’ Rights: An Agenda for Change on September 11th, 2015. Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Apr 17

    Stifled Words - The DMCA and Censoring Free Speech

    Stifled Words - The DMCA and Censoring Free Speech
    Since its enactment at the cusp of the 21st century, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the United States has been the subject of discussion within the IP community, practitioners and even the public in general. With its inception being…
  • Apr 7

    Links Galore - Hyperlinking Faces Its Third Challenge

    Links Galore - Hyperlinking Faces Its Third Challenge
    After the Svensson and BestWater decisions hyperlinking seemed to already be a matter, which has been dealt with extensively and thoroughly. Even so, a third decision loomed in the horizon, hopefully shedding the final bit of light needed…
  • Mar 26

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU

    New Waves of Copyright - Reform Proposed in the EU
    In the last couple of years it seems that copyright has not been willing to stop in its transformation and moulding to its new home in a digital world. With recent reforms enacted in the UK, Australia and Ireland, among others, this writer…
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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
  • Apr 12

    Events in April 2015 and after

    Events in April 2015 and after
    CC BY ncarey I've updated the listings of forthcoming events at www.irishlaw.org/events/.Here's the current list:Mon. 13 April 2015:International conference - Child Protection and the Law, Law Society of Ireland - fully bookedDetails at…
  • 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…
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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/
  • Mar 30

    Two Irish data retention challenges pose questions for three Ministers for Justice

    Two Irish data retention challenges pose questions for three Ministers for Justice
    Two cases have now been brought in Ireland seeking to take advantage of the Digital Rights Ireland decision from the European Court of Justice in order to exclude evidence in criminal trials. First, a case stated in the prosecution of a…
  • Mar 24

    Mixed internet messages from the Indian Supreme Court

    Mixed internet messages from the Indian Supreme Court
    The Indian Supreme Court today gave a landmark decision on the Information Technology Act 2000. Most media coverage has focused on the fact that the court struck down section 66A - the offensive messages provision - finding that it was…
  • 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…
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Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Apr 9

    I think I’m a clone now

    I think I’m a clone now
    Dr. Tom Phillips worked on a CREATe project with me, as a research associate (Dr. Keith M. Johnston was the co-investigator).  Our project on Games and Transmedia dealt with a wide range of issue pertaining to law, business and…
  • Apr 1

    Ubiquitous chipped

    Ubiquitous chipped
    (Edit: updated with better formatting) I’m just returning from a fascinating two-day conference on ‘designing smart cities’ at the University of Strathclyde, chaired by Prof. Lilian Edwards (who is responsible for the…
  • Mar 26

    Televised debates and the General Election

    Televised debates and the General Election
    I spoke with Raidió na Gaeltachta this morning on the upcoming TV events and debates in the UK general election campaign (which I guess starts officially today with the proroguing of Parliament, in advance of dissolution on Monday).…
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The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    BIALL Bursaries available for the 2015 AALL Conference in Philadelphia!

    BIALL Bursaries available for the 2015 AALL Conference in Philadelphia!
    The BIALL Awards & Bursaries Committee will be pleased to consider applications from BIALL Members for bursaries to assist in attending the AALL Conference in Philadelphia, PA from July 18th - 21st, 2015.If you are interested in…
  • Apr 9

    Overseas Conferences - not for me?

    Overseas Conferences - not for me?
    By Marianne BarberMore of us travel overseas on holiday than ever before and yet regularly organisations struggle to interest their members in the bursaries on offer for attendance at overseas conferences. It's true, there is no such thing as…
  • Apr 8

    New bursary for BIALL members!

    New bursary for BIALL members!
    The BIALL Awards and Bursaries Committee are pleased to announce a new bursary. The Professional Studies Bursary will give members an opportunity to awarded up to £10,000 towards course fees for postgraduate information/library studies…
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