In 2007, Stephanie Lenz posted a brief video on YouTube of her 13-month-old baby bouncing up and down to a Prince song that was playing in the background on her stereo

A Pennsylvania mother’s refusal to remove a 29-second YouTube video of her baby dancing to a Prince song has strengthened the ability of internet user(...)

Professor Eoin O’Dell told the seminar that both proposed bills would likely be found unconstitutional if enacted by the Oireachtas. Photograph: Getty Images

A leading legal academic has described proposed legislation to create new offences for sending abusive messages on social media networks as ‘proble(...)

Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection Dara Murphy said the new forum would deal with the opportunities and challenges posed by the increasing use of personal data.

Challenges in dealing with the increased generation and use of personal information will be the focus of a new advisory group to the Government, which(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon says said her office has “a lot of work to do” on the customer service front. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

“I think the Irish data protection authority (DPA) performs its statutory role in a very unique context, given the presence of so many data-rich multi(...)

William Malcolm, senior privacy Counsel at Google, at the conference in NUI Maynooth on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Google has said offering transparency about legal and policy-related access requests for its users’ data “is something we are really committed to” a(...)

The college board approved a logo with the amended title which emphasises the word “university”, an important attraction for international students. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Staff and students at Trinity College Dublin have complained about a lack of consultation over a decision by the university to rebrand itself under(...)

Conference organiser prof Eunan O’Halpin of Trinity College Dublin said the mutiny was “above all an enormous British constitutional crisis”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

in The Curragh The Curragh Mutiny of March 1914 had a disastrous effect on discipline within the British Army and inflicted irretriev(...)

“The loosening of copyright through the introduction of a broad range of ill-defined exceptions will inevitably lead to uncertainty and lack of clarity in our copyright legislation.”

Internationally, traditional concepts of copyright are in crisis. Rights holders believe they have been left defenceless against digital piracy; and c(...)

Social media savvy: The Irish legal world seems to have taken to online life like barristers to a tribunal. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Whether they are tweeters, blawgers or both, the Irish legal world seems to have taken to online life like barristers to a tribunal.There are a myriad(...)

There’s one overriding reason copyright is on so many national agendas. Reform is being driven by a fundamental shift between the time when current laws were drafted, and today: the arrival of the internet.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

It has been a long road, but at last it looks as if we are moving closer to meaningful and, potentially, quite transformative copyright reform in Irel(...)