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Orders against social networks to identify anonymous posters of defamatory content (<em>Muwema v Facebook</em> part 3)

Orders against social networks to identify anonymous posters of defamatory content (Muwema v Facebook part 3)

Fred Muwema is a prominent lawyer in Uganda, who claimed that various Facebook pages in the name of Tom Voltaire Okwalinga, or TVO, defamed him. In Muwema v Facebook Ireland Ltd IEHC 519 (23 August Continue Reading

Reform of the law of defamation – the defence of fair and reasonable publication

Reform of the law of defamation – the defence of fair and reasonable publication

Section 26 of the Defamation Act 2009 (also here) introduced a new defence of fair and reasonable publication into Irish defamation law. In Meegan v Times Newspapers Ltd IECA 327 (09 November 2016) Continue Reading

Reform of the law of defamation – damages

Reform of the law of defamation – damages

The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality is conducting a review of the operation of the Defamation Act 2009 (also here). No doubt the focus of media submissions will be the level of Continue Reading

The Department of Justice is conducting a review of the Defamation Act 2009

The Department of Justice is conducting a review of the Defamation Act 2009

The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality has announced a review of the operation of the Defamation Act 2009 (also here), and is now inviting contributions and submissions by 31 December Continue Reading

Free speech for Trump but nobody else? Let’s see what Denis O’Brien might have to say about that

Free speech for Trump but nobody else? Let’s see what Denis O’Brien might have to say about that

Denis O'Brien and Donald Trump (via Flickr) Denis O'Brien (above left) and Donald Trump (above right) are classic crybullies: they cry in public when criticised, whilst bullying others - claiming Continue Reading

Reform of the law of defamation – the defence of innocent publication (<em>Muwema v Facebook</em> part 2)

Reform of the law of defamation – the defence of innocent publication (Muwema v Facebook part 2)

Innocent Moonlit Night (1929) by Harue Koga via wikipedia1. Introduction The decision of Binchy J in Muwema v Facebook Ireland Ltd IEHC 519 (23 August 2016) demonstrates that, on the question Continue Reading

Internet defamation and the liability of intermediaries (Muwema v Facebook part 1)

1. Introduction The liability of internet intermediaries for defamatory posts on their platforms was central to the decision of Binchy J in Muwema v Facebook Ireland Ltd IEHC 519 (23 August 2016). Continue Reading

Reform of the law of defamation – the defence of honest opinion

In Northern Ireland, the Minister for Finance has just published a Review of the Law of Defamation, prepared for it by Andrew Scott (Associate Professor of Law, LSE). Prof Scott had prepared a Continue Reading

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Me in a hatHi there! Thanks for dropping by. I’m Eoin O’Dell, and this is my blog: Cearta.ie – the Irish for rights.

“Cearta” really is the Irish word for rights, so the title provides a good sense of the scope of this blog.

In general, I write here about private law, free speech, and cyber law; and, in particular, I write about Irish law and education policy.

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What I'd like for here is a simple widget that takes the list of feeds from my existing RSS reader and displays it here as a blogroll. Nothing fancy. I'd love a recommendation, if you have one.

I had built a blogroll here on my Google Reader RSS subscriptions. Google Reader produced a line of html for each RSS subscription category, each of which I pasted here. So I had a list of my subscriptions as my blogroll, organised by category, which updated whenever I edited Google Reader. Easy peasy. However, with the sad and unnecessary demise of that product, so also went this blogroll. Please take a moment to mourn Google Reader. If there's an RSS reader which provides a line of html for the list of subscriptions, or for each RSS subscription category as Google Reader did, I'd happily use that. So, as I've already begged, I'd love a recommendation, if you have one.

Meanwhile, please bear with me until I find a new RSS+Blogroll solution

Thanks,

Eoin.

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The image in the banner above is a detail from a photograph of the front of Trinity College Dublin night taken by Melanie May.

Others whose technical advice and help have proven invaluable in keeping this show on the road include Dermot Frost, Karlin Lillington, Daithí Mac Síthigh, and Antoin Ó Lachtnáin.

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