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Freedom of speech and online content monitoring
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union
  • July 9 2015

In early 2014, we looked at the controversial decision of the European Court of Human Rights ("ECtHR") in the case of Delfi AS v Estonia. Delfi, one

Mental health law: Expert Group Review of the Mental Health Act 2001 potential implications
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • June 26 2015

On 5 March 2015, Minister Kathleen Lynch published the Expert Group Review of the Mental Health Act 2001 and indicated that her department would

Contracting conundrums what are you endeavouring to do?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • United Kingdom
  • April 17 2015

Contractual obligations such as you "shall" or "will" do something are absolute with the result that a failure to satisfy the obligation is a breach

Everybody, Jump! US copyright infringement claim over Nike Air Jordan logo
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • USA
  • February 26 2015

The iconic Michael Jordan 'Jumpman' logo has slam-dunked its way into a copyright infringement claim between Nike and New York photographer, Jacobus

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

Refusing medical treatment - advance care directives
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • July 20 2015

The High Court has recently ruled that an acutely ill and profoundly disabled 10 year old girl in State care should not be resuscitated or receive

Is the Irish Court of Appeal becoming stricter on delay?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • May 27 2015

Legal proceedings in the civil courts in Ireland have historically had a poor reputation for delay. The time limits provided by the Court rules

Employment Update: Right to Fair Procedures When Investigating Bullying Allegations
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • June 14 2017

In general, an employee is not entitled to be represented by a solicitor in an internal disciplinary investigation or hearing. However, in the case of

Employment Law Update: 12 Employment Tips for Christmas
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • December 8 2016

With preparations in full swing for the festive season, we review typical workplace issues commonly faced by employers at this time of year and

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