Republic of Ireland: copyright milestones

16/12/1911Copyright Act, 1911 comes into force –
same Act as UK at this point
12/1929Copyright (Preservation) Act, 1929 comes into force, preserving in Saorstát Éireann all copyright that existed in the late United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
1963Copyright Act, 1963 comes into force
1987Copyright (Amendment) Act, 1987 comes into force, amending
sections 14 and 27 of Copyright Act, 1963
1/1/2001Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000 comes into force
2004Copyright and Related Rights Act (Amendment), 2004 comes into force, amending the detail on public exhibition of certain works to avoid any doubt
2007Copyright and Related Rights Act (Amendment), 2007 comes into force, establishing a public lending remuneration scheme
2007Local Government Act, 2001 is consequently amended, under
section 79 An Comhairle Leabharlanna
5/11/2013, Statutory InstrumentThe Copyright and Duration of Rights in Performances Regulations, 2013 come into force. Implements Directive 2011/77/EU on the term of protection [including sound recordings and co-authored works]
8/2013‘Modernising Copyright’ report published, compiled by Copyright Review Committee
31/10/2014S.I. No. 490/2014 – European Union (Certain Permitted Uses of
Orphan Works) Regulations, 2014
come into force
8/2016Copyright and Related Rights (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 2016 published – to service persons with a disability and to address exceptions for caricature, satire and parody, to extend fair dealing of copyrighted works for news reporting etc. Bill is a response to ‘Modernising Copyright’.