Last week, the Copyright Review Committee presented its report, Modernising Copyright, at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin. Throughout the report the(...)

There’s one overriding reason copyright is on so many national agendas. Reform is being driven by a fundamental shift between the time when current laws were drafted, and today: the arrival of the internet.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

It has been a long road, but at last it looks as if we are moving closer to meaningful and, potentially, quite transformative copyright reform in Irel(...)

Dr Eoin O’Dell, chairman of the    Copyright Review Committee, which released its  Modernising Copyright report yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An expert committee has called on the Government to set up a statutory copyright council to protect copyright and said specialist courts should be est(...)