the Irish for rights

YouTube, Facebook, and the responsibilities of intermediary gatekeepers

In my previous post, I argued that, as a matter of principle, the controversial American anti-Islamic video should not be censored. The most obvious form of censorship comes from government action, Continue Reading

Who Said France Does Not Have Fair Use? | SAIF v Google

An important decision of the Paris Court of Appeal was rendered yesterday in a litigation between Google and a French Collective Society for Visual Works (SAIF). The Collective Society Continue Reading

Fair Use: Be careful what you wish for!

A little later than promised, here are some thoughts that occurred to me at the recent seminar on Promoting innovation – Reshaping the Law for the Digital Economy (which I blogged here and here). Continue Reading

Reshaping the Law for the Digital Economy – II – the liability of intermediaries

As I said my first post yesterday, last Friday morning I attended a seminar on Promoting innovation - Reshaping the Law for the Digital Economy, hosted by Google Ireland, co-sponsored by the Continue Reading

Reshaping the Law for the Digital Economy – I

Last Friday morning, I attended a seminar on Promoting innovation - Reshaping the Law for the Digital Economy (Irish Times | SiliconRepublic here and here). It was hosted by Google Ireland and Continue Reading


Dr Johnson defined gallimaufry as 1. A hoch-poch ... 2. Any inconsistent or ridiculous medley. ... Here's another hoch-poch, or hotch-potch (though, of course, not a hotchpot) of links Continue Reading

Ten Copyright Myths

At Ignite Dublin #4, held in TCD's Science Gallery as part of last week's Trinity Week celebrations, I gave a 20-slides-in-5-minutes presentation on Ten Copyright Myths, in part because the previous Continue Reading

The Internet never forgets

I remember this one time, at BarCamp Dublin, I went to Darren Barefoot’s presentation, and he said Things live forever on the web … the internet never forgets. Total recall online is now a Continue Reading


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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Blogroll (or, really, a non-blogroll)

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




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This blog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. I am happy for you to reuse and adapt my content, provided that you attribute it to me, and do not use it commercially. 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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