I'm sure that the DRI people will be all over this, but I just thought that people might be interested to know that an objection to the Data Retention Directive was lodged today by the Irish Government with the European Court of Justice. Today was the last possible day to lodge such an objection. The contents of that objection aren't clear yet.
Ok, I promise that this will be my last post on this. I just wanted to outline the reality of the attempt by CMP, supported by their partners O'Reilly, to Trademark the use of the phrase 'Web 2. 0'.
I’ve discussed this previously here and here. The Seanad Debate on Thursday touched on some of the issues I mentioned regarding the Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill. The core portion of the debate from a Digital Rights point of view comes after the 12 o’clock mark.
One of the unexpected offshoot discussions arising from the Blog Awards was the discomfort some of those attending felt at seeing their photographs and, to a lesser extent, discussions of them in general, appearing online afterwards. What that girl, Piaras Kelly and Damien Mulley's discussion boils down to is what degree of control a person can have over how they are depicted.