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Say NO to the Filternet!

Copyright is important to protect content creators. That’s not a problem in itself, however some of the proposals that governments have come up with over the years to help protect and enforce copyright have gone way too far. The EU copyright reforms have been under discussion for several years and while the “spirit” of the […]

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Brexit Impact on .EU Domains

We are a domain name registrar and hosting provider, so we aren’t going to get embroiled in a philosophical debate about Brexit. We, do, however care deeply about how Brexit can impact our clients and there is a tangible impact of Brexit on some of our clients and the products and services we provide them […]

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European Commission Launches Online Dispute Resolution For Consumers And Business

Have you ever had a dispute with a business over a purchase made online within the European Union? Have you had difficulties resolving the complaint? If so, help is at hand. The European Commission this week has launched a new online platform to enable businesses and their customers resolve disputes over purchases made online. The […]

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Lack Of Safe Harbor Could Hurt

If you have an even passing interest in privacy you’ll probably be aware that “Safe Harbor” is dead. Safe Harbor (sic) was, essentially, an agreement that allowed for the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US safely. Essentially US companies agreed that they’d apply the same standards of privacy (and security) to […]

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Doing Some Lobbying “On The Hill”

Just over a week ago I was in Washington DC as part of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition‘s delegation. Over the course of two days we met with quite a few Hill staffers, congress people and representatives. It was a fascinating experience, though also incredibly tiring. Why does Blacknight care? Blacknight is an Irish company. While […]

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Retweets, Likes & Shares Don’t Help Refugees

I’m not sure how people were able to support causes before the advent of social media. How did they like, share or retweet hashtags and vacuous catchy phrases? It must have been so hard .. Oh wait .. Didn’t we all pony up cash and actually help fund those organisations “on the ground”? Remember Live […]

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ICANN 53 Buenos Aires Quick Preview

I’m off to Buenos Aires tomorrow for the 53rd ICANN public meeting. Although the meeting doesn’t “officially” start until Monday next I’ve got quite a few meetings before then, which is why I’m heading out so early. The Buenos Aires meeting is the last ICANN meeting before Dublin this October. And while we are not […]

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