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Beastie Boys 'Girls' taken off viral video after objection
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Beastie Boys 'Girls' taken off viral video after objection

Nov 28th 2013, 3:33 PM 13,735 Views 15 Comments

Toy company GoldieBlox got into hot water after the band objected to its song being featuring in an advertisement.

Google wins sweeping court ruling and the right to scan 'millions of books'
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Google wins sweeping court ruling and the right to scan 'millions of books'

Nov 14th 2013, 6:51 PM 13,498 Views 15 Comments

A US judge rejected arguments from the Authors Guild that Google’s “Library Project” violated the rights of authors by scanning works without approval.

Release a song? You can now receive royalties for 70 years
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Release a song? You can now receive royalties for 70 years

Nov 5th 2013, 12:05 PM 4,855 Views 29 Comments

Copyright for musicians in Europe has been extended from 50 to 70 years, meaning artists in their later years won’t lose the benefits of their works.

Proposals on new online copyright laws presented to Government
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Proposals on new online copyright laws presented to Government

Oct 29th 2013, 8:51 AM 7,299 Views 26 Comments

A new Copyright Council of Ireland has been recommended with the proposals saying that linking must be protected by legislation.

Aaron McKenna: Thanks to the government, internet censorship is alive and well
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Aaron McKenna: Thanks to the government, internet censorship is alive and well

Jul 6th 2013, 8:00 AM 621 Views 50 Comments

Ireland has bent over backwards to accommodate the wishes of copyright holders by blocking file-sharing websites – but there isn’t as much effort put into the voluntary blocking of child porn, such as exists in the UK or Norway, writes Aaron McKenna.

Supreme Court: Eircom can continue 'three strikes' policy on illegal downloading
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Supreme Court: Eircom can continue 'three strikes' policy on illegal downloading

Jul 3rd 2013, 2:44 PM 9,894 Views 45 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner had appealed a High Court ruling which had quashed an earlier decision to order Eircom to suspend it’s ‘three strikes and your out’ agreement with four music companies.

Happy Birthday to... who? Song sparks copyright row in US
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Happy Birthday to... who? Song sparks copyright row in US

Jun 14th 2013, 8:49 PM 10,524 Views 9 Comments

A US film production firm has lodged a lawsuit arguing that the most popular song in the English language, “Happy Birthday to You,” should be public property and not subject to copyright – after shelling out $1,500 to use it in a documentary.

Harper Lee sues agent's son-in-law over copyright of To Kill a Mockingbird
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Harper Lee sues agent's son-in-law over copyright of To Kill a Mockingbird

May 4th 2013, 12:21 PM 10,964 Views 14 Comments

The 87-year-old author alleges her agent’s son-in-law took advantage of her declining health to get her to assign the book’s copyright to him.

It's official: copyright on the National Anthem has ended
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It's official: copyright on the National Anthem has ended

Jan 27th 2013, 8:45 AM 17,907 Views 71 Comments

The government says it will bring in new legislation if necessary to stop people from messing around with Amhrán na bhFiann.

Oireachtas to question newspapers over 'paying for linking'
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Oireachtas to question newspapers over 'paying for linking'

Jan 5th 2013, 1:58 PM 8,884 Views 32 Comments

Labour TD Seán Kenny is asking the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) to appear before an Oireachtas committee to explain its stance on linking.

NNI: No objection to newspaper content "being used for personal use"
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NNI: No objection to newspaper content "being used for personal use"

Jan 4th 2013, 12:31 PM 10,039 Views 45 Comments

Statement from National Newspapers of Ireland does reiterate stance that “display and transmission of links does constitute an infringement of copyright” unless for personal use.

China court orders Apple to pay compensation for copyright violation
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China court orders Apple to pay compensation for copyright violation

Dec 28th 2012, 11:43 AM 7,344 Views 7 Comments

Apple has been ordered to pay €125,000 to eight writers for selling unlicensed books online.

Here are our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2012
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Here are our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2012

Dec 26th 2012, 7:15 PM 15,073 Views 1 Comment

From Savita Halappanavar to puppies rescued from a Dublin car, these were the most shared TheJournal.ie articles on Facebook this year.

Here are our top 10 most tweeted articles in 2012
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Here are our top 10 most tweeted articles in 2012

Dec 26th 2012, 7:00 PM 7,736 Views 3 Comments

From Maeve Binchy to the fatal Swedish House Mafia concert, these are TheJournal.ie stories which were shared the most on Twitter this year.

ACTA is dead: EU abandons referral to top court for ruling
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ACTA is dead: EU abandons referral to top court for ruling

Dec 20th 2012, 8:49 AM 40,536 Views 24 Comments

The controversial international counterfeiting treaty will no longer be sent to the European Court of Justice.

Record labels file suit against Irish ISPs
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Record labels file suit against Irish ISPs

Dec 7th 2012, 9:15 PM 13,990 Views 101 Comments

This could be the first suit using the country’s controversial ‘Irish SOPA’ legislation.

Why a Nike case could make retailers afraid to file trademark suits
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Why a Nike case could make retailers afraid to file trademark suits

Nov 10th 2012, 9:15 AM 9,706 Views 8 Comments

Big retailers might have pause for thought should Nike lose the case in the US Supreme Court as a smaller shoemaker fights on to invalidate trademark.

Apple ordered to pay $368 million in patent case
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Apple ordered to pay $368 million in patent case

Nov 7th 2012, 3:24 PM 11,928 Views 22 Comments

Security software firm VirnetX accused Apple of infringing four of its patents in its use of Facetime – an application that allows for video calls on mobile devices.

Japan introduces new illegal downloading laws with prison terms
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Japan introduces new illegal downloading laws with prison terms

Oct 1st 2012, 3:17 PM 6,215 Views 14 Comments

Those convicted of illegal downloading could face two years in jail, or fines of about €20,000.

First person jailed in UK for linking to pirated copies of TV shows and films
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First person jailed in UK for linking to pirated copies of TV shows and films

Aug 15th 2012, 11:13 AM 9,691 Views 47 Comments

The site was once among the top 500 websites visited globally.

Google says book-scanning project is 'not a substitute' for books
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Google says book-scanning project is 'not a substitute' for books

Jul 27th 2012, 8:19 PM 3,967 Views 2 Comments

The internet giant says Google Books isn’t meant to replace books entirely, as it defends a copyright claim against authors.

Apple ordered to run ads admitting Samsung did not copy the iPad
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Apple ordered to run ads admitting Samsung did not copy the iPad

Jul 19th 2012, 12:03 PM 5,913 Views 40 Comments

Other legal battles about the similarity of the two company’s products are being fought in Germany, the Netherlands and the US.

Piracy case against megaupload founder is a threat to internet innovation, says Apple's Wozniak
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Piracy case against megaupload founder is a threat to internet innovation, says Apple's Wozniak

Jun 27th 2012, 10:28 AM 3,777 Views 4 Comments

“It’s just kind of ridiculous what they did to his life”: Apple co-founder supports Kim Dotcom.

Wikipedia founder starts campaign to stop student being extradited to US
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Wikipedia founder starts campaign to stop student being extradited to US

Jun 25th 2012, 12:19 PM 5,813 Views 12 Comments

The 24-year-old student faces up to 10 years in prison for setting up a website called TVShack, which linked to television shows.

Controversial anti-piracy pact rejected by key European parliament committee
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Controversial anti-piracy pact rejected by key European parliament committee

Jun 21st 2012, 2:18 PM 2,775 Views 15 Comments

The international trade committee has said that the European Parliament should not ratify ACTA next month.

Chinese man fakes an entire bank
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Chinese man fakes an entire bank

Jun 18th 2012, 10:22 AM 7,015 Views 15 Comments

The latest pirated product from China is an ambitious one…

How to... patent an invention
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How to... patent an invention

Jun 17th 2012, 8:45 AM 17,729 Views 15 Comments

Think you have a life-changing invention on your hands? First thing’s first: get a patent.

What the Blooming hell is going on today?
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What the Blooming hell is going on today?

Jun 16th 2012, 7:45 AM 3,985 Views 8 Comments

It’s Bloomsday today, celebrating the work of James Joyce. What’s going on around the country?

Brussels launches EU-wide public consultation on internet copyright enforcement
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Brussels launches EU-wide public consultation on internet copyright enforcement

Jun 6th 2012, 3:12 PM 1,620 Views 8 Comments

The public questionnaire identifies three main problems with current takedown procedures, and wants public thoughts.

TDs, tech and legal experts seek to crowdsource copyright review submission
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TDs, tech and legal experts seek to crowdsource copyright review submission

May 29th 2012, 6:50 AM 2,361 Views 6 Comments

The Copyright Review Committee is examining current copyright legislation in Ireland in the wake of the controversial statutory instrument signed into law earlier this year.

Google releases data on copyright infringement reports
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Google releases data on copyright infringement reports

May 24th 2012, 9:12 PM 2,930 Views 7 Comments

Data from the internet search company shows that Microsoft was the copyright owner with the most requests for link removals.

Titanic 3D "had no permission" to use Picasso painting
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# Titanic

Titanic 3D "had no permission" to use Picasso painting

Apr 30th 2012, 8:30 PM 11,374 Views 21 Comments

The inclusion of a Picasso image in the Titanic 3D re-release has angered the Picasso estate, which says James Cameron had no permission to include it.

Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' to be republished in 2015
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Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' to be republished in 2015

Apr 25th 2012, 10:55 AM 4,376 Views 55 Comments

The Nazi leader’s tome, written during his imprisonment in the 1920s, is due to be republished in Germany when the copyright expires.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Apr 3rd 2012, 7:53 PM 7,087 Views 7 Comments

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Sherlock: Some criticism of copyright law is general anti-government sentiment
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Sherlock: Some criticism of copyright law is general anti-government sentiment

Apr 3rd 2012, 7:13 PM 3,887 Views 27 Comments

In a discussion on copyright today, Junior Minister Sean Sherlock said the Attorney General was never shown a copy of an alternative proposal for copyright law in Ireland.

EU court says hotels should pay royalties for in-room TVs
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EU court says hotels should pay royalties for in-room TVs

Mar 15th 2012, 3:04 PM 4,915 Views 43 Comments

Hoteliers in Ireland have called the ruling “outrageous”.

The Daily Fix: Monday
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The Daily Fix: Monday

Mar 5th 2012, 7:55 PM 3,969 Views 4 Comments

All the day’s big stories, plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…