[Cc-ie] Cc-ie Digest, Vol 13, Issue 5
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Wed May 11 13:17:28 EDT 2011
I blogged this in relation to ongoing discussion regarding arts and social
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> 1. Irish Government Review of Copyright Law (Whelan, Darius)
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> From: "Whelan, Darius" <D.Whelan at ucc.ie>
> Subject: [Cc-ie] Irish Government Review of Copyright Law
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> The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton T.D. today
> [Monday 9th May 2011] began a process of reform of Ireland's copyright
> regime, in an effort to maximise the potential of digital industry in
> "I am determined that government will make whatever changes are necessary
> to allow innovative digital companies reach their full potential in Ireland.
> These companies make an enormous contribution to jobs and economic growth,
> and government must do everything it can to allow them to flourish and
> expand in Ireland.
> "Some companies have indicated that the current copyright legislation does
> not cater well for the digital environment and actually creates barriers to
> innovation and to the establishment of new business models. Moving towards a
> US-style "fair use" doctrine is one suggestion that has been made.
> "I am determined to respond to these suggestions in a comprehensive and
> timely manner. It is not wise to make changes to this extremely complex area
> of legislation without first considering the issues in detail.
> "Therefore I have commenced a time-limited review of the law in the area to
> be conducted by three industry experts. The review will include a full
> consultation process with all relevant stakeholders, and the entire process
> will be complete within six months.
> "If they find that there are changes that can be made, within the confines
> of EU and other law in this area, which can enhance the environment for
> innovation by digital companies, I will move swiftly to act".
> The Review of the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 will identify any
> areas of the legislation that might be considered to create barriers to
> innovation, in the digital environment.
> The Review Committee will be chaired by Dr. Eoin O'Dell of Trinity College,
> Dublin and will include Professor Steven Hedley of University College Cork
> and Ms. Patricia McGovern of DFMG Solicitors.
> Details of the review and the Terms of Reference are available at
> Submissions to the Copyright Review Committee should be sent to
> copyrightreview at deti.ie or posted to Copyright Review, Room 517,
> Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
> Submissions should be received by close of business on Thursday 30th June
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