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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

High Court orders UPC to take action against illegal downloaders
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • April 2 2015

The Commercial Court has delivered a ruling which will have significant implications for music companies and ISPs, in regard to illegal downloading

TMT - an update from Ireland for 2015
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland, USA
  • February 24 2015

In 2014, Ireland found itself at the centre of a battle between the US authorities and Microsoft in relation to data access. In late 2013, Microsoft

Music industry seeks to injunct UPC
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • January 15 2015

Three Irish music companies are seeking an injunction against the the country's second-largest internet service provider (ISP) in respect of illegal

The CJEU gives its views of the parody exception to copyright
  • Matheson
  • Belgium, European Union, Ireland
  • December 19 2014

The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) recently gave guidance in Deckmyn v Vandersteen (Case C-20113) as to the meaning of Article

Publisher feels Irish defamation heat
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • December 8 2014

The proceedings which Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel settled recently in the High Court is one of many recent high profile defamation

Internet users breathe a sigh of relief as European Court rules that internet browsing does not infringe copyright
  • Matheson
  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • August 14 2014

If you are reading this on an internet browser you may be relieved to know that you are not infringing copyright law. Thanks to the recent Court of

Trying to put the genie back in the bottle: the difficulties of online defamation
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • August 14 2014

The extent to which internet hosting sites can be found liable for hosting defamatory comments is due to come under scrutiny by the Supreme Court

Multinationals as unlikely champions of the consumer? Recent developments in the Irish courts
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • July 31 2014

With the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 just signed into law, the recent case of Vodafone Ireland Limited -v- Telefonica Ireland

CJEU decision authorises hyperlinks to freely available content
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, Ireland
  • July 25 2014

On 13 February 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU") delivered its judgment in the case of Svensson and Others v Retriever AB