Do we really own our digital possessions? – Rebecca Mardon

14 04 2019

File 20190405 180052 1xszr3j.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1Microsoft has announced that it will close the books category of its digital store. While other software and apps will still be available via the virtual shop front, and on purchasers’ consoles and devices, the closure of the eBook store takes with it customers’ eBook libraries. Read the rest of this entry »

Holding the “sovereigns of cyberspace” accountable – Rebecca MacKinnon

20 11 2015

DigitalIn 2014, more than 213 million people around the world went online for the first time. According to Freedom House, which tracks trends in Internet freedom and openness around the world, these new users have less freedom to speak their minds, freely access information, and organise around civil, political, and religious interests than those who first logged on five years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Plenty to Retain? Opinion of the Advocate General in Digital Rights Ireland – Orla Linskey

19 12 2013

European Court of JusticeIn what circumstances is it possible for the EU to introduce a directive which limits the exercise of fundamental rights guaranteed by the EU Charter? This is just one of the many questions of constitutional significance which the Court is asked to address in Joined Cases C-293/12 and C-594/12. Read the rest of this entry »