the Irish for rights

Combating Cyberbullying – updated

Further to my post on fighting anonymity with anonymity: open justice and cyberbullying and the tragedies of Amanda Todd, Ciara Pugsley, and Erin Gallagher, RTÉ news reports that a national youth Continue Reading

YouTube, Facebook, and the responsibilities of intermediary gatekeepers

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

Another Top 10 Online Free Speech Resources

As regular readers of this blog will know, the right to freedom of expression - broadly interpreted - is one of my main areas of research and teaching. Many of my favourite internet resources Continue Reading

Technology, students and universities

There are some - related - articles in today's Irish Independent on themes which have featured on this blog. A report published yesterday by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) shows that the number Continue Reading

Libel tourism, online defamation and multiple publication

In the UK, the Ministry for Justice has just begun a consultation process seeking views on the "multiple publication rule" at common law under which each publication of defamatory material can form Continue Reading

Who will keep the keepers? II

Who will keep the keepers? II

JuvenalIt never rains but it pours. Having recently blogged about about Emily Laidlaw's article on search engine accountability, I've just come across the similarly important article by Oren Bracha Continue Reading

Three internet tropes

Three articles in today's Observer demonstrate three recurrent internet tropes. Update: The first relates to Goodwin's Law; the second concerns the long-term fragility of digital storage of date; 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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