And so, it begins

You know, I never thought Ireland would be the first country to pass something like SOPA. In retrospect, though, it's almost inevitable. The combination of politicians who are easily bought and technologically ignorant seems to jive well with licensing agencies who...

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Copyright Law

Something that I've been thinking about lately is the nature of the music licensing bodies in Ireland. I've talked before about IMRO, and no, I am still not impressed by their efforts to extract license fees from hobbyist music blogs. Promotion of up and coming...

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This cannot end well

In the aftermath of the High Court decision regarding the three strikes malarky with Eircom, it seems that the licensing authorities in Ireland have decided to start cracking down on all kinds of content both online and offline. Two stories in particular have crossed...

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