# copyright - Wednesday 6 August, 2014
It was “the work of a non-human animal”, apparently…
# copyright - Thursday 10 July, 2014
The ruling means that the layout of Apple’s stores are now registered as a trademark in both the US and EU.
# copyright - Wednesday 14 May, 2014
Houston, we have a problem.
# copyright - Wednesday 30 April, 2014
It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah.
# copyright - Thursday 27 March, 2014
The ruling allows ISPs to decide the best way to combat copyright violations in their respective country.
# copyright - Tuesday 25 March, 2014
More than one million counterfeit apps were sold by US site appbucket.net, which were worth more than €500,000.
# copyright - Saturday 18 January, 2014
Entertainment.ie is also being sued for publishing the images.
# copyright - Sunday 22 December, 2013
Who knew books could cause such a fuss?
# copyright - Saturday 7 December, 2013
Junior Minister Seán Sherlock has spoken at length about the controversy surrounding a law enacted last year that some believe will restrict internet freedom.
# copyright - Thursday 28 November, 2013
Toy company GoldieBlox got into hot water after the band objected to its song being featuring in an advertisement.
# copyright - Thursday 14 November, 2013
A US judge rejected arguments from the Authors Guild that Google’s “Library Project” violated the rights of authors by scanning works without approval.
# copyright - Tuesday 5 November, 2013
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.
# copyright - Tuesday 29 October, 2013
A new Copyright Council of Ireland has been recommended with the proposals saying that linking must be protected by legislation.
# copyright - Saturday 6 July, 2013
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.
# copyright - Wednesday 3 July, 2013
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.
# copyright - Friday 14 June, 2013
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.
# copyright - Saturday 4 May, 2013
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.
# copyright - Sunday 27 January, 2013
The government says it will bring in new legislation if necessary to stop people from messing around with Amhrán na bhFiann.
# copyright - Saturday 5 January, 2013
# copyright - Friday 4 January, 2013
# copyright - Friday 28 December, 2012
Apple has been ordered to pay €125,000 to eight writers for selling unlicensed books online.
# copyright - Wednesday 26 December, 2012
From Savita Halappanavar to puppies rescued from a Dublin car, these were the most shared TheJournal.ie articles on Facebook this year.
From Maeve Binchy to the fatal Swedish House Mafia concert, these are TheJournal.ie stories which were shared the most on Twitter this year.
# copyright - Thursday 20 December, 2012
The controversial international counterfeiting treaty will no longer be sent to the European Court of Justice.
# copyright - Friday 7 December, 2012
This could be the first suit using the country’s controversial ‘Irish SOPA’ legislation.
# copyright - Saturday 10 November, 2012
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.
# copyright - Wednesday 7 November, 2012
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.
# copyright - Monday 1 October, 2012
Those convicted of illegal downloading could face two years in jail, or fines of about €20,000.
# copyright - Wednesday 15 August, 2012
The site was once among the top 500 websites visited globally.
# copyright - Friday 27 July, 2012
The internet giant says Google Books isn’t meant to replace books entirely, as it defends a copyright claim against authors.
# copyright - Thursday 19 July, 2012
Other legal battles about the similarity of the two company’s products are being fought in Germany, the Netherlands and the US.
# copyright - Monday 2 July, 2012
# copyright - Wednesday 27 June, 2012
“It’s just kind of ridiculous what they did to his life”: Apple co-founder supports Kim Dotcom.
# copyright - Monday 25 June, 2012
The 24-year-old student faces up to 10 years in prison for setting up a website called TVShack, which linked to television shows.
# copyright - Thursday 21 June, 2012
The international trade committee has said that the European Parliament should not ratify ACTA next month.
# copyright - Monday 18 June, 2012
# copyright - Sunday 17 June, 2012
Think you have a life-changing invention on your hands? First thing’s first: get a patent.
# copyright - Saturday 16 June, 2012
It’s Bloomsday today, celebrating the work of James Joyce. What’s going on around the country?
# copyright - Wednesday 6 June, 2012
The public questionnaire identifies three main problems with current takedown procedures, and wants public thoughts.
# copyright - Tuesday 29 May, 2012
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.