“The loosening of copyright through the introduction of a broad range of ill-defined exceptions will inevitably lead to uncertainty and lack of clarity in our copyright legislation.”

Internationally, traditional concepts of copyright are in crisis. Rights holders believe they have been left defenceless against digital piracy; and c(...)

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(...)

Lucie Burgess of the British Library (above) said the unprecedented archive operation in the UK would provide a complete snapshot of life in the 21st century. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Ireland’s “legal deposit” libraries – the National Library and the libraries of seven universities – would have the option to extend their arch(...)