Copyright & Related Rights Act, 2000 & Amendments

Contact person 
Terry O'Brien
Institution 
South-East Regional Authority (SERA)
E-mail 
terry.obrien@southtippcoco.ie
Country 
Ireland
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Innovation instrument(policy)
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
Policy measures concerning excellence, relevance and management of research in Universities
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
Ireland
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
Copyright & Related Rights Act, 2000 & Amendments
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
All companies
Business organisations (Chambers of Commerce…)
Consultancies and other private service providers (non-profit)
Higher education institutions (education function)
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
New technology based firms/new knowledge intensive service firms
Other non-profit research organizations (not HEI)
Other public education institutions (secondary, etc…)
Private institutions for education/lifelong learning
Other
What is the aim/objective? 
The aim of this Act was to regularise the protection and licensing of IPRs particularly in software and other copyright material on the Internet and other media. It incorporates previous related acts and relevant EU Directives. The Government has established a Review Committee to examine existing Irish copyright legislation to identify any areas that might be deemed barriers to innovation and to make recommendations to resolve any problems identified.
Give an overview of the instrument 
Contributes to general legal framework for knowledge transfer. protection, Intellectual property rights, licensing. The Act is an official act of the Irish Parliament and its provisions are enforceable under the Irish legal system.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Saturday, January 1, 2000
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Active
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
The aim of this Act was to regularise the protection and licensing of IPRs particularly in software and other copyright material on the Internet and other media. It incorporates previous related acts and relevant EU Directives.
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
N/A
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice? 
Yes
The country which implemented this practice 
Ireland