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Copyright in Ireland

One of the earliest recorded copyright disputes took place in the 6th century in Ireland and involved Colmcille, (later St Colmcille). He had been visiting the monastery of St Finian of Moville. While there he copied an original manuscript of … Continue reading

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Inventions and Patents

The saying “Necessity is the mother of invention” is recorded in Literature as far back as the 16th Century. While it’s intended meaning is of a more general nature, necessity certainly plays a key role in the beginnings of new … Continue reading

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