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Copyright Review deadline extended

20 March 2012

"Following a large number of requests for an extension of time, the Copyright Review Committee has decided to extend the closing date for receipt of submissions to 5.00pm on Thursday 31 May 2012.

A public meeting on the Committee's Consultation Paper will be held on Saturday 24 March 2012, from 10:00am until 12:00 noon, in the Robert Emmet Lecture Theatre, Room 2037 Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin. The Committee is delighted that Mr Dáithí O'Ceallaigh, Director General of the Institute of International and European Affairs and Chairman of the Press Council of Ireland, has agreed to chair the meeting. It will be divided into eight 15-minute question-and-answer segments, covering (i) the proposed Copyright Council; (ii) rights-holders; collecting societies; (iv) intermediaries; (v) users; (vi) entrepreneurs; (vii) heritage institutions; and (viii) fair use. Attendance is free and open to anyone interested in the work of the Committee, but registration is necessary.

To register email the Review at copyrightreview@djei.ie or write to the Copyright Review, Room 517, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Kildare Street, Dublin 2; or complete the Committee’s online questionnaire at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CRC12 and answer the last question by confirming that you wish to attend the meeting.


Dáithí O'Ceallaigh is Director General of the Institute of International and European Affairs and Chairman of the Press Council of Ireland.

A native of Dun Laoghaire, Mr O’Ceallaigh, he is married with two children. He enjoyed a distinguished diplomatic career spanning more than 35 years. Having graduated from UCD, he and his wife Antoinette spent three years as volunteer teachers in Zambia, before joining the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1973. He went on to assume posts in Moscow, London, Belfast and New York, before serving as Ambassador to Finland and Estonia (1993-1998), Ambassador to the United Kingdom (2001-2007), and Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva (2007-2009), as well as the World Trade Organisation and the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. In 2008, in Croke Park, he headed a small Irish team which negotiated the Convention to Prohibit Cluster Munitions which cause unacceptable harm to civilians."