Blog: Legal

Changes to Irish copyright legislation

27. February 2020

June 2019 saw the Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Provisions Act 2019 being signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins. This Act amended the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 , and introduces some of the recommendations made by the 2013 ‘Modernising Copyright’ report made by the Copyright Committee...

New Licence for Performing and Playing Music in Public

15. November 2018

These days library spaces are used for all manner of events, many of which will involve the live performance of music or the playing of sound recordings.

Both of these activities require a form of licence. Collective management organisations exist in order that music users don’t need to individually obtain permissions from rights holders in order to undertake one or more of the acts restricted by copyright ....

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