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The Copyright Review Committee

Extensions of time for Copyright Review

Extensions of time for Copyright Review

Please note that due to a number of requests for an extension of time, the Copyright Review Committee decided to extend the closing date for receipt of submissions to 5.00pm on Thursday 31 May 2012.
The Chair of the Copyright Review Committee, Dr Eoin O'Dell, has today (Tuesday, 29 May 2012) announced a limited extension of time for submissions to the Committee.

The Copyright Review Committee was established in May 2011 by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D.

The Committee’s remit is to:

• examine current copyright legislation to identify any areas that might create barriers to innovation;

• identify solutions for removing these barriers and make recommendations as to how these solutions might be implemented through changes to national legislation;

• examine the US style ‘fair use’ doctrine to see if it would be appropriate in an Irish or EU context; and

• make recommendations, if necessary, for changes to applicable EU Directives that will eliminate the barriers to innovation and optimise the balance between protecting creativity and promoting and facilitating innovation.

Committee members:

Dr. Eoin O'Dell, (Chair of the Copyright Review Committee), Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Law, Trinity College Dublin;

Patricia McGovern, Chairman and Head of the Intellectual Property Department and the Corporate and Commercial Department, DFMG Solicitors; and

Prof. Steve Hedley, Dean of the Faculty of Law, UCC.

The work of the Committee

You can read about the Review process here. We would encourage interested parties to contribute to this process.

Contact the Committee

The Committee can be contacted at or by post at:

Copyright Review

Room 517

Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation

Kildare Street

Dublin 2.

Related link (Irish Statute Book website)

Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000

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