Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, signed the Commencement Order for the Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019 on 26 November 2019. The Commencement Order (SI No 586 of 2019) appoints Monday, 2 December 2019 as the date that the Act comes into operation, other than sections 2(1), 9 and 21. As provided for in Section 1(7) of that Act, these sections will automatically come into operation on the date that is 6 months from the passing of the Act, which is 26 December 2019.

The purpose of the Act is to modernise the copyright regime in Ireland by making better provision for copyright and other intellectual property (IP) protection in the digital era and to enable rightholders to better enforce their IP rights in the courts.

You can review this legislation’s passage through the Houses of the Oireachtas, which includes transcripts of all debates, on their website.

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2 December 2019: Minister Humphreys announces the Commencement of the Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019

8 July 2019: Minister Halligan welcomes the signing into law of the Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019 on 26 June

13 March 2018: Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation drafts new Copyright Bill to modernise copyright for the digital age

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