A torrent of words

I write. As a freelance, I hold copyright on those words. “Ireland’s SOPA” wants to protect those words. But copyright already protects them. My words have been pirated a few times. The first time, articles were cut and pasted wholesale from a website and re-used. Not by a pirate website, but by an old-established company.… Continue reading A torrent of words

The Cost Of Lying

The Comptroller and Auditor General’s report into the cost of public tribunals makes interesting reading. The CAG calculates that the three largest tribunals, Moriarty, Mahon and Morris, will end up costing taxpayers over €400 million. The Morris tribunal, which has cost €46 million to date, will come in at around €80 million in total, the… Continue reading The Cost Of Lying