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The Microsoft saga how do the arguments stack up?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland, USA
  • May 8 2015

In last week’s post, we looked at the recent involvement of the Irish Government in the case of Microsoft Corporation v United States. Now, with

Employees beware email usage in the workplace
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • October 9 2014

The UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (the "EAT") has held that the use of emails by an employer discovered in the course of an employee disciplinary

High Court clips wings of licensing bodies
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • October 7 2014

On 14 August, 2014, the High Court delivered a judgment which will be of significant interest to applicants for licences and licensing bodies alike

Dallas pirates’ Club: Australian ISPs ordered to release customers’ details
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Australia, Ireland
  • April 23 2015

In a landmark judgment, the Australian Federal Court has ordered six Australian Internet Services Providers ('ISPs') to release the names and

Challenging wind farms
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • January 13 2015

The benefits of renewable energy are obvious, but the High Court in Kelly v An Bord Pleanála made it clear that failure to properly consider the

Who ‘owns’ an employer’s contacts? New judgment provides clarification
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Jersey
  • February 12 2015

Contacts and connections are a key asset for many businesses, particularly those in the B2B space. However, disputes often arise as to whether or not

Challenges & changes to enforcement actions & asset management
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • March 2 2015

The Court of Appeal commenced its operations on 5 November 2014. The reason for the establishment of the Court of Appeal was the huge backlog which

Data retention in Europe lessons learned?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union
  • March 5 2015

Following the decision of Europe's top court, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") to strike down the Data Protection Directive (the

Communications monitoring in the workplace a short guide
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland
  • October 23 2014

Unrestricted use of email, social media and file hosting services can have damaging effects on employers' reputation and business. Bullying

When the levee breaks: UK Court quashes levy-free private copying exception
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • July 23 2015

From Shawn Fanning setting up the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing service Napster in 1999 to the recent rise of online music streaming services such