Bloggers and the law…

Tom Raftery’s fascinating podcast interview with TJ McIntyre Chairman of Digital Rights Ireland. They pick out something of a doomsday scenario over defamation law in the Republic (and its not hugely different in the UK). McIntyre, however, is hopeful that a new defamation law expected soon will liberalise the law. Though he’s concerned that the last proposed draft took little account of developments online. This is all important stuff. Though the interview perhaps underestimates the latent power of a vast online network.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty