Author Archives: Gerard Cunningham

An Open Letter to Ninetynine Assembled Citizens

An edited version of this article first appeared in Village magazine. Dear Ninetynine, This wasn’t meant to be an open letter. I had planned simply to write to you using the contact form on the Citizens’ Assembly website. But when … Continue reading

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The bottom half of the internet

An edited version of this article first appeared in Village magazine. Not too quietly, but without a great deal of fuss, NPR (National Public Radio), the American public radio network, killed commenting on its website in mid-August. In a statement … Continue reading

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Copyright Reform: A pyrrhic victory for old media

An edited version of this article first appeared in Village magazine. Outline proposals for a modernised Irish copyright regime announced by enterprise minister Mary Mitchell-O’Connor at the beginning of August are now dead in the water, following the publication of … Continue reading

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Proposed new internet surveillance laws flawed

An edited version of this article appeared in Village magazine, July 2016 edition Justice minister Frances Fitzgerald’s proposal to expand Irish surveillance and interception laws to include social media and email accounts, coming only weeks after a row over interception … Continue reading

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