At the end of his scholarly piece on whether the Rules of the Houses of the Oireachtas applied to non-members, Fergal correctly pointed out that while the House rules trying to control how Oireachtas video was used might lack teeth, they did not deal with the question of copyright. The portion of the Copyright Act of 2000 which deals with copyright on proceedings in the Oireachtas is Section 7171.
I've been feeling increasingly uncomfortable about my membership of Facebook. It does perform a useful service, and I've been delighted to reconnect with college friends and see pictures of their lovely kids. But.
At the end of his scholarly piece on whether the Rules of the Houses of the Oireachtas applied to non-members, Fergal correctly pointed out that while the House rules trying to control how Oireachtas video was used might lack teeth, they did not deal with the question of copyright.
One of the strongest forms of political satire is the reuse of footage taken from news stories or other serious sources. The Daily Show in the US, for example, thrives on this kind of comedy- cutting together or redubbing clips of speeches to make their points. It is quite difficult to do something similar in Ireland, as we don’t have the great array of source footage available.
In October of this year, after a number of news stories on shootings had been rolled around in the public discourse, the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Michael McDowell decided that he'd better look busy. So he made a speech.
Just in case there are any readers of Adam Maguire‘s article in this Sunday’s Business Post who have arrived to take a look at the guide to video sharing sites’ Terms and Conditions- here’s the link: Video Sharing Sites Terms and Conditions: A legal drive-by ..
Is loss of Google juice an actionable loss of reputation?This is an odd question, but one I was prompted to think about today. In the normal run of things, I don't think I have a legal, enforceable right to a google listing. I certainly can't think how I'd have a right to sue for a prominent listing.
For those who might be interested in such things McGarr Solicitors, where I earn my daily bread, have posted scans of the pleadings to date in the Digital Rights Ireland data retention case. So far these consist of the Plenary Summons and the Appearance entered by the Defendants.