Thursday, December 11, 2003

The Irish government have just published their proposed implementation of the EU directive on copyrights and related rights in the information society. Looks like a provision of existing Irish copyright law, Section 374 of the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000, which explicitly allows the circumvention of "Rights protection measures" for fair dealing purposes is being replaced. So the construction of digital fences around existing access rights may now be premitted by law in Ireland. I have not reviewed the document in detail yet, so I'll need to have a proper look.

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