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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/
  • Jul 6

    Submissions on the Data Protection Bill

    Submissions on the Data Protection Bill
    What will future Irish data protection law look like? Many of the decisions have already been made in Brussels and Strasbourg, but the EU General Data Protection Regulation still leaves quite a bit of discretion to individual Member States.…
  • 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.…
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Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jul 20

    Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law

    Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law
    The Irish Yearbook of International Law is now accepting submissions for the next Volume (Volume XIII (2018)). Edited by Professor Siobhán Mullaly (incoming at NUI Galway) and Professor Fiona de Londras (University of…
  • Jul 17

    Understanding the Increases in Direct Provision Allowance for Asylum Seeker

    Understanding the Increases in Direct Provision Allowance for Asylum Seeker
    From August 2017, asylum seekers in Ireland will receive increases to the direct provision allowance payments. For adults, this is the first increase to direct provision allowance in 17 years. For children, this is the second increase in…
  • 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…
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IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

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

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jul 18

    Less Offensive - US Supreme Court Takes on Disparaging Trademark

    Less Offensive - US Supreme Court Takes on Disparaging Trademark
    Issues surrounding race are incredibly difficult and complex things, and clearly have no single answer to address them fully. Many efforts have been made to address various nuances of race and racial negativity, one of which is the prevention…
  • Jul 11

    Results Breakdown - Canadian Supreme Court Rules on Infringing Websites and Google Search Result

    Results Breakdown - Canadian Supreme Court Rules on Infringing Websites and Google Search Result
    When reading this case this writer pondered what he would do in a world without Google (or search engines in general). Finding information on a web that's very close to an unrestricted space is both very useful, and can produce results you…
  • 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…
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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
  • Jul 17

    Events from July 2017 onward

    Events from July 2017 onward
    Updated listings of forthcoming events:Thu. 20 July 2017:Circuit Court Rules - a trap for the unwary? Litigation Seminar - Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, Dublin http://www.dsba.ie/seminars.574.html Thu. 27 July 2017:Commercial…
  • Mar 28

    Events in March 2017 and after

    Events in March 2017 and after
    I have updated the listings of events here.This is the current list: Wed. 29 March 2017:Making Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Meaningful,…
  • Mar 14

    Áine Hynes: The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 – What to Expect in Practice

    Áine Hynes: The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 – What to Expect in Practice
    Áine Hynes  -  Casey Photography This a summary of the presentation by Áine Hynes to the Legal Capacity Conference 2016 at University College Cork. The summary was written by Joanna Ralston.More information on…
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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 29

    New BIALL website

    New BIALL website
    The new BIALL website has now been launched, the new website is now live for you to enjoy.Please note the BIALL Blog has also moved: http://biall.org.uk/blog.If you have an RSS feed setup for this blog please update to the new blog RSS feed…
  • 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…
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