The Minister for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock TD has said that the Review Committee on the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 have requested need to receive submissions from users of digital content and from start-up companies in the digital environment.
While the review group is pleased with the response to date yet these submissions are necessary to make recommendations on the economic effects of copyright policy.
The Minister has announced that the Copyright Review Committee has decided to extend the closing date to 5:00pm on Thursday July 14 2011. A public meeting about the Copyright Review will also take place at 8:30am on Monday July 4 2011, in the Robert Emmet Lecture Theatre, Room 2037 Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin. Attendance is free and open to anyone interested in the work of the Committee, but registration is necessary.
In the June issue of the PAI Journal, published tomorrow, Oisin Tobin (trainee solicitor in Mason Hayes+Curran and a scholar and doctoral candidate in Trinity College) and Philip Nolan (Partner and Head of the Commercial Department in Mason Hayes+Curran) examine the current copyright regime, the key points of conflict surrounding copyright law, and the potential for changing Irish copyright law.