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Copyright rules in Ireland

Published on 23 January 2018

Get to grips with the framework of copyright law in Ireland with the 2018 TerraLex Cross-Border Copyright Guide.

What are the main sources of copyright law in Ireland?

The main source of copyright legislation in Ireland is the Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000 (CRRA). The CRRA repealed the previous Copyright Act of 1963. The European Communities (Copyright and Related Rights) Regulations 2004 were enacted on 19 January 2004, transposing the remaining provisions of Information Society Directive (2001/29/EC) on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society. The 2000 Act had already implemented substantially the main terms of the then-draft Directive.

To find out more about subsistence of copyright, ownership, infringement, remedies, enforcement and copyright reform in Ireland, download the 2018 TerraLex Cross-Border Copyright Guide.