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# copyright - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Beastie Boys 'Girls' taken off viral video after objection

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

# copyright - Thursday 14 November, 2013

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

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

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

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

Proposals on new online copyright laws presented to Government

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oireachtas to question newspapers over 'paying for linking'

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

# copyright - Friday 4 January, 2013

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

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.

# copyright - Friday 28 December, 2012

China court orders Apple to pay compensation for copyright violation

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

# copyright - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Here are our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2012 Review 2012 This post contains images

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

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

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Here are our top 10 most tweeted articles in 2012

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

# copyright - Thursday 20 December, 2012

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

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

# copyright - Friday 7 December, 2012

Record labels file suit against Irish ISPs

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

# copyright - Saturday 10 November, 2012

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

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

Apple ordered to pay $368 million in patent case

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

Japan introduces new illegal downloading laws with prison terms

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

# copyright - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

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

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

# copyright - Friday 27 July, 2012

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

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

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

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

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The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# copyright - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

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

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

# copyright - Monday 25 June, 2012

Wikipedia founder starts campaign to stop student being extradited to US

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

Controversial anti-piracy pact rejected by key European parliament committee

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

# copyright - Monday 18 June, 2012

Chinese man fakes an entire bank

The latest pirated product from China is an ambitious one…

# copyright - Sunday 17 June, 2012

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How to... patent an invention

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

# copyright - Saturday 16 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge What the Blooming hell is going on today? Bloomsday

What the Blooming hell is going on today?

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

# copyright - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Brussels launches EU-wide public consultation on internet copyright enforcement

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

# copyright - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

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

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.

# copyright - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Google releases data on copyright infringement reports

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

# copyright - Monday 30 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Titanic 3D "had no permission" to use Picasso painting Titanic

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

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.

# copyright - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

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

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

# copyright - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

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

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.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

# copyright - Thursday 15 March, 2012

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

Hoteliers in Ireland have called the ruling “outrageous”.

# copyright - Monday 5 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

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

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…