Jennifer Lawrence’s hacker gets 8 months in prison

The man who hacked Jennier Lawrence, a Connecticut man who also hacked into more than 200 iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars and other people has been sentenced to eight months in prison. George Garofano was sentenced on Wednesday in federal court in Bridgeport. After prison, he must serve three years of supervised release and perform [...]

By |2018-08-31T13:00:41+01:00August 31st, 2018|Crime, Cyberlaw, International Law, Law|Comments Off on Jennifer Lawrence’s hacker gets 8 months in prison

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom loses extradition appeal

New Zealand's Court of Appeal has ruled that Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, born Kim Schmitz, is eligible for extradition to the United States. The German national, who is accused of industrial-scale online piracy, had asked the court to overturn two previous rulings that he and his three co-accused be sent to the US to face [...]

By |2018-07-05T09:15:48+01:00July 5th, 2018|Courts, Cyberlaw, Intellectual Property, International Law|Comments Off on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom loses extradition appeal

New court for intellectual property rights

  The establishment of a new court described as crucial to securing the future of the so-called “knowledge economy” will require a referendum to amend the Constitution, possibly by the end of this year or early in 2016. Last November, the Government confirmed that a local division of the Unified Patent Court will be established [...]

By |2015-02-13T17:11:08+00:00February 13th, 2015|Intellectual Property, International Law|Comments Off on New court for intellectual property rights

New patent court for Ireland ‘crucial’ to securing knowledge economy

The establishment of a new patent court described as crucial to securing the future of the so-called “knowledge economy” will require a referendum to amend the Constitution, possibly by the end of this year or early in 2016. Last November, the Government confirmed that a local division of the Unified Patent Court will be established [...]

By |2015-02-09T15:43:18+00:00February 9th, 2015|International Law|Comments Off on New patent court for Ireland ‘crucial’ to securing knowledge economy

Digital evidence requires an understanding of cyberlaw

How is the criminal justice system learning to cope with the unique complexities of cyberlaw with the analysis of mobile phone data, satellite imagery and emails? And that’s before you add in all the potentially sensitive material on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Instagram. Advances in cyberlaw and forensic science, [...]

By |2015-02-03T16:11:29+00:00February 3rd, 2015|Cyberlaw, International Law|Comments Off on Digital evidence requires an understanding of cyberlaw

Drumm bankruptcy claim ‘not remotely credible’, says US judge

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has been denied a write-off of more than €10 million in debts after a US judge found him “not remotely credible” and his conduct “both knowing and fraudulent” in statements he made to an American bankruptcy court. In a damning judgment of the former banker that strips [...]

By |2015-01-07T12:13:07+00:00January 7th, 2015|Courts, International Law|Comments Off on Drumm bankruptcy claim ‘not remotely credible’, says US judge

Austrian law student files action lawsuit against Facebook

The Daily Mail has revealed in a recent report that law student and Europe-v-Facebook. org founder Max Schrems has filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook in Austria, alleging privacy violations by the social network. The lawsuit has been filed by Schrems, 26, with Ireland's Data Protection Commission. However, the lawsuit will be heard in Vienna's [...]

By |2014-08-05T09:03:11+01:00August 5th, 2014|Courts, International Law, Law, News|Comments Off on Austrian law student files action lawsuit against Facebook

Crowd control: how Ireland can benefit from a sturdy crowdfunding market #legal

Legislative opportunities Crowdfunding is a way to raise funds for a project or venture by asking people (the 'crowd') for contributions, typically online. The gap in legislation presents a pitfall for both platforms and projects. "It also puts Ireland at a disadvantage in terms of encouraging new start-ups in the space and protecting investors," added [...]

By |2014-04-29T09:22:35+01:00April 29th, 2014|International Law, Legal Reform, News|Comments Off on Crowd control: how Ireland can benefit from a sturdy crowdfunding market #legal

Finding of Captain’s Fault Could Bear On SeaStreak Crash Injury Claims

A National Transportation Safety Board finding that captain error caused the Jan. 9, 2013, crash of the SeaStreak Wall Street commuter ferry could impact the ongoing litigation by injured passengers seeking recovery. The NTSB found, after a 15-month investigation, that the captain lost control of the vessel and that the risk of accident was heightened [...]

By |2014-04-14T09:25:52+01:00April 14th, 2014|Accident, Health & Safety, Insurance, International, International Law, maritime law, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety, Safety|Comments Off on Finding of Captain’s Fault Could Bear On SeaStreak Crash Injury Claims

British may lose billions

British nuclear operators are likely to be sued for billions of pounds by the Irish government and Irish victims of any radioactive damage they cause under legal changes to be introduced this year. Dublin officials have long reported about the potential impact of the UK's civil nuclear programme close to the Irish shores, with specific [...]

By |2014-01-07T09:00:28+00:00January 7th, 2014|International Law, News|Comments Off on British may lose billions
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