[Cc-ie] Length of copyright

adam beecher lists at beecher.net
Wed Apr 20 05:57:34 EDT 2005


Thanks for that Darius, very informative.

adam

 

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> [mailto:cc-ie-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Whelan, Darius
> Sent: 20 April 2005 09:16
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> Subject: [Cc-ie] Length of copyright
> 
> 
> Just to clarify the lengths of the main types of copyright 
> protection in Ireland.
> 
> References are to the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 
> http://www.bailii.org/ie/legis/num_act/2000/2000-28.html
> 
> Original literary, dramatic and musical works (s.24) -  Life 
> of author, plus 70 years (Literary works include computer programs.)
>  
> Sound recordings (s.26) - 50 years after recording made or 50 
> years after made available to public, if later.
> 
> Broadcasts or cable programmes (s.27 ,s.28) - 50 years after 
> transmission
> 
> Film (s.25):  70 years after the last of the following dies - 
> the principal director;  the author of the screenplay; the 
> author of the dialogue ;  the author of music specifically 
> composed for use in the film. 
> 
> Typographical arrangements of published editions (s.29) - 50 
> years after publication
> 
> Computer-generated work (e.g. CAD) (s.30) - 70 years after 
> made available to public
> 
> Original databases (s.24) - Life of author, plus 70 years
> 
> Non-original databases (ss.320-361):  15 years
> 
> Government copyright (s.191) - 50 years
> 
> Making available of a work not previously made available, 
> after copyright has expired (s.34) - 25 years protection
> 
> Where a term of copyright is provided for, the term is 
> calculated from the first of January of the year following 
> the event that gives rise to that term.  (s.35)
> 
> Be careful regarding the "broadcast" category - this is aimed 
> primarily at live broadcasts.  If an item is recorded before 
> it is broadcast, then the recording may enjoy protection as a 
> film.  In addition, the music used in a broadcast or film 
> needs to be considered separately from the broadcast or film itself.
> 
> Repeat broadcasts do not count (s.20).
> 
> Darius
> 
> Dr Darius Whelan,
> Law Department, University College Cork, Ireland.
> Tel. +353- 21- 490 3452   Fax +353 -21 -427 0690
> d.whelan at ucc.ie    mailto:d.whelan at ucc.ie
> Irish Law Site at UCC - http://www.irishlaw.org
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: adam beecher [mailto:lists at beecher.net]
> Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 12:23 AM
> To: cc-ie at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: RE: [Cc-ie] BBC Creative Archive - How can RTE be convinced
> todo thesame ?
> 
> 
> > What's the length of time in Ireland before this content goes 
> > into the public domain ?
> > 
> Somebody said recently on Boards that it's 70 years, but I 
> think that's just
> Sonny Bono news rubbing off on them. I've seen copyright 
> defined "generally"
> as life of author + 50 years, but I don't think that applies 
> here. In other
> words, I don't know. :) Darius probably does.
> 
> I won't get into podcasting and other stuff, I'm not into it 
> tbh (RSS a
> little, but not fanatically). In general, however, I get the 
> feeling that
> RTE likes to think of itself more and more as a "little bit 
> BBC", and that
> could work in our favour.
> 
> TBH, I don't think it would be a good idea to push them on /how/ they
> deliver the content at the outset, just that it's released 
> under a CC-like
> or even CC licence. The licence is the important thing.
> 
> adam
> 
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