Taggged: oireachtas

Copyright on Oireachtas Footage

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.

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Fixing Ireland’s Footage Famine

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.

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Seanad Phone Tap Bill Debate

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.

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