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8 questions – an Irish based digital legal content centre

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I spoke to someone in Government about how we move the idea of an Irish based digital content services centre along, taking into account what we have discussed here on the blog. As a result, there are eight follow up questions to get this thing moving:

  1. What are the clear objectives of such a Centre?
  2. Why, specifically, Ireland as a location?
  3. What environment will it require (taxation, regulatory, technological) – i.e. what must Government or industry do to make it happen?
  4. What would be the cost, and to whom?
  5. What would be the benefit, in economic and social Impact?
  6. Can Ireland as a secure location which respects IPR be incorporated.
  7. As a parallel action, is it a good idea to consider how data centres here can tie into the digital content services hub?
  8. Should this be limited to legal services, or can it be wider in scope without harming the likelihood of it actually happening?

Please give your responses…


Written by johnnyryan

20/01/2009 at 14:14

An Irish-based EMEA Digital Legal Services Centre?

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We’re thinking of moving ahead, initially, on the concept of a “digital legal services centre”. This could be an IFSC type development from which services such as  intellectual property, rights clearance, payments, data protection, retention & privacy etc. could be provided for digital firms operating within the EMEA region.

If there is sufficient support (financial as well as practical), the IIEA will initiate a scoping excersize to consider the feasibility and benefits of an Irish-based EMEA or EU digital legal services centre. The IIEA will also work to bring the interested parties together to take the idea further.

If anyone is interested in this idea, please contact me through this blog, or E-mail

The initial idea in Trend 4 is that this could focus on payments and rights clearance for digital content, but as Trend 5 shows, the scope might be broader. This means that a digital legal services centre may be directly relevant to many businesses. 

— edit, 12/1/2009, a discussion on this post is ongoing at

Written by johnnyryan

06/01/2009 at 13:23