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General Notice

As specified in Part B, section 2, of each consultation paper, contributors should be aware that it’s the Department’s policy to treat all submissions received as being in the public domain. This means that the Department may decide to publish on its website, all submissions received in response to public consultations, in due course. Contributors should clearly identify any material they deem to be “confidential”.

Public consultation on the transposition of Directive (EU) 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market and amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC (Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market)

Consultation Paper No. 3

  • Articles 8-11 on Out-of-Commerce Works
  • Article 12 on Collective licensing with an extended effect.

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is publishing a series of public consultation papers regarding the transposition into Irish law of the Copyright Directive. The third in the series of consultation papers is seeking the views of stakeholders and interested parties on the transposition of Articles 8-12 of the Directive.

The closing date for submissions to Consultation Paper No.3 is 5pm on Wednesday, 4 December 2019.

Public consultation (Paper No. 3) on the transposition of Directive (EU) 2019/790

Public consultation on the transposition of Directive (EU) 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market and amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC (Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market)

Consultation Paper No. 2 Articles 2-7 on exceptions and limitations

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation invites submissions on the second public consultation on the transposition into Irish law of the Copyright Directive. The second consultation paper is seeking the views of stakeholders and interested parties on the transposition of Articles 2-7 on exceptions and limitations.

The closing date for submissions to Consultation Paper No.2 is 5pm on Thursday, 14 November 2019.

Public consultation (Paper No. 2) on the transposition of Directive (EU) 2019/790

Public consultation on the transposition of Directive (EU) 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market and amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC (Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market)

Consultation Paper No. 1 (Articles 13-17)

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation intends to publish a series of public consultation papers regarding the transposition into Irish law of the Copyright Directive. The first consultation paper is seeking the views of stakeholders and interested parties on the transposition of Articles 13-17 of the Directive.

The closing date for submissions to Consultation Paper No.1 is 5pm on Wednesday, 23 October 2019.

Public consultation (Paper No. 1) on the transposition of Directive (EU) 2019/790

Public Consultation on certain permitted uses of works and other subject-matter protected by copyright and related rights for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled Directive (EU) 2017/1564 implementing the Marrakesh Treaty

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation invited submissions to a public consultation on the transposition of Directive (EU) 2017/1564 into Irish law.

The closing date for submissions was Wednesday 24 January 2018.  

Public consultation on the transposition of Directive (EU) 2017/1564

Consultation on the overlap of intellectual property protection between Industrial Designs and Copyright law

On 24 August 2016 the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation issued a call for submissions on the overlap of intellectual property protection between Industrial Designs and Copyright:

Consultation on the overlap of intellectual property protection between Industrial Designs and Copyright law

List of completed consultations

European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) Survey on Orphan Works

Survey closed 19 May 2017.

Public consultation on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain and on the 'panorama exception'

Consultation closed 15 June 2016.

Copyright Review Consultation Process

Copyright Review Committee Consultation 2011. 

Copyright Review Committee Consultation 2012.

If you would like further information on any of the completed consultations, please send a request by email to copyright@dbei.gov.ie.

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