Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Sweeney v. NUI Cork T/A Cork University Press  IEHC 70 and Sweeney v. MacMillan Publishers  EWHC Ch 460.
In 2004, a brief amendment to the Copyright legislation was passed due to concerns about possible litigation concerning Joyce's works. See the Copyright and Related Rights (Amendment) Act 2004 and Matthew Rimmer, "Bloomsday: Copyright Estates and Cultural Festivals", (2005) 2:3 SCRIPT-ed 345.
Lawrence Lessig now reports that a case filed in the Californian courts concerning James Joyce's works has been settled, with the academic author, Professor Carol Shloss, being enabled to publish a supplement to her book on Lucia Joyce. The supplement may be published in print form within the United States and in electronic form "accessible only within the United States to computers with a U.S. Internet Protocol (I.P.) address." So we Europeans will have to hop on an Aer Lingus flight if we want to look at the site. For those of you currently in the U.S.A., go to
'An Important Victory For Carol Shloss, Scholarship And Fair Use'
Press Release from Stanford University
Two Independent TDs have initiated a legal challenge to the constitutionality of holding the general election on the basis of the current constituencies, given the huge disparities in population revealed by the census figures.
Monday, April 16, 2007
This includes a list of forthocoming events such as the following:
Tue.24 Apr.'07: Competition and the Legal Profession - Irish Centre for European Law Conference, Dublin
Wed. 25 Apr.'07 - Personal Injury Claims: A Review of Recent Developments - Law Society seminar, Dublin
Thu.26 Apr.'07: Law and the Environment 2007 - Fifth Annual Conference for Environmental Professionals, Faculty of Law, University College Cork
Thu.26 Apr.'07: Evidence in Early Irish Law: What do the Documents Tell Us? - Lecture by Professor Fergus Kelly - Sixteenth Hugh M. Fitzpatrick Lecture in Legal Bibliography - Dublin
Wed.2 May'07: "What's wrong with the European Convention on Human Rights?" - Professor Steven Greer - Belfast
Thu.3 May '07: Postgraduate Conference on Criminal Justice and Human Rights - Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University College Cork
Fri.-Sun.4-6 May'07: Law and Politics A Contemporary and Brehon Perspective - Burren Law School 2007, Clare
Thu.10 May'07: The Protection of Human Rights in the War on Terror - Human Rights Lecture by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC - Law Society Third Annual Human Rights Lecture, Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin http://www.lawsociety.ie - see Forthcoming Events
Attendance is free, but prior booking is recommended. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Tue.15 May'07: Public Lecture by Professor Richard Fallon, Harvard Law School entitled 'Reflections on the Morality and Legality of Coercive Interrogation by the US' - Harvard Law School Association of Ireland in association with School of Law Trinity College Dublin. Trinity College Dublin, Room 21.
Lecture begins at 6.30pm. Professor Fallon is a leading scholar on US constitutional law.
Tue.15 May'07 - Competition Law : Key Issues for the General Practitioner - Law Society seminar, Dublin
Thu.17 May'07 - Mergers, Acquisitions and Disposals of Irish Legal Practices in a Changing Market - Law Society seminar, Dublin
Fri.18 May '07: Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Annual Conference 2007
Wed.23 May '07: Annual Family Law Conference - Law Society event, Clontarf, Dublin
Fri.29 Jun'07: Annual Criminal Conference, Faculty of Law, UCC, Cork
Wed.18 Jul.'07: Public Consultation on Law Reform Commission's Third Programme of Law Reform - Dublin Castle
9 July- 3 August '07: E Law Summer Institute - University College Cork Law Faculty