Ireland: reshaping the law for the digital economy
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Deutsch: [Irland: Neugestaltung des Gesetzes über die digitale Wirtschaft | http://www.unwatched.org/node/2397]
EDRi-member Digital Rights Ireland, Google and the Institute of
International and European Affairs co-sponsored an event in Dublin on 19
November 2010 which presented suggestions for the reform of Irish law to
promote digital innovation.
Speakers were Niall O’Riordan (Google) who called for developing
fair use at the Irish and European level, Kate O’Sullivan (UPC) who spoke on
the topic of the difficulties faced by ISPs due to the music industry
demands that they act as copyright police, Johnny Ryan (IIEA) who placed the
growth of interactive media in a historical context, Nick Kelly (musician
and author) who spoke about the challenges he has faced in selling music
online since moving from a major label, and Darragh Doyle (Boards.ie) who
discussed the problems online forums face under Irish law.
Chairing the event was TJ McIntyre from Digital Rights Ireland who concluded
with a presentation which called for reform of defamation law and for
greater immunities to be given to intermediaries under the Irish law.
Copyright and defamation law is repelling investors (26.11.2010)
Reshaping the Law for the Digital Economy – I (23.11.2010)
Reshaping the Law for the Digital Economy – II – the liability of
(contribution by TJ McIntyre – EDRi-member Digital Rights Ireland)