Digital Rights Ireland
In fact it is the podcast of Tom Raftery, who is this week interviewing the chairman of Digital Rights Ireland, UCD law lecturer TJ McIntyre. He asks him questions about a number of the areas in DRI's remit, but focuses particularly on defamation and liability for speech published online.
Well, that was an exciting day. By noon, it looked like I'd be speaking on behalf of Digital Rights Ireland on UCD FM. By 4ish that has switched to appearing with Dick Doyle, CEO of IRMA, on the Last Word on Today FM, discussing IRMA's announcement of new legal action against uploaders.
And if you were wondering why I was looking for a Parliamentary Question, see TJ McIntyre on the Digital Rights Ireland website for more details. He's very interested in what the Minister for Justice has to say on the use of new Data Retention laws. He might even be more interested in what he doesn't say.
I attended the first public outing- a sort of a beta launch the other attendees might have called it- of Digital Rights Ireland. Rather than repeat what I thought here, I'll just point you at my little overview on the Digital Rights Ireland website.
The sharp-eyed reader, a class tuppenceworth aspires to cater for, will have noted that I broke with tradition recently and actually contributed to a discussion going on amongst Irish bloggers about forming a group to promote digital civil rights in Ireland. There it is now. Now, since then, happenings have happened and occurrences have occurred.