Copyright in Ireland – A Step Towards a Modern Regime

The Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019 (“the 2019 Act”) was enacted on 26 June 2019 and, when commenced, will introduce a number of significant and long-awaited changes to the copyright regime in Ireland. The 2019 Act reflects recommendations of the Copyright Review Committee’s 2013 report entitled “Modernising Copyright” and implements certain exceptions to copyright infringement permitted under Directive 2001/29/EC (the “Info Soc Directive”).