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- May 2021: on 25 May, the IP Unit published the draft amendments, and announced they are working towards transposition by the deadline of 7 June 2021. The government intends to implement by Statutory Instrument, which is a Ministerial order, a form of delegated legislation. This means there will be no debate in Parliament (the Oireachtas).
- September-November 2019: The IP Unit issued a series of consultation papers (4 in total) which have all now closed. A total of 96 submissions were received.
- 31-12-2019: The department expects the deadline for transposition to be met.
- 11-3-2020: Caretaker government in place since the general election on 8 February. Until a new coalition is formed, developments are unlikely.
- 22-04-2020: The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation shared a non-paper on Out-of-Commerce works sharing its preliminary views after it received 20 submissions by stakeholders. According to the document, the Department does not consider it necessary to define "reasonable effort" or provide for specific requirements or procedures. Instead it believes it would be best to require CHIs to conduct a search of appropriate and reasonably-accessible sources.
- 27-06-2020: Coalition government formed. The new programme for government states: "Work with relevant government departments and external stakeholders to guarantee the protection of intellectual property rights and digital rights for the creative sector, and to ensure the full implementation of the new EU Copyright Directive". (p. 88)
📑 National implementation overview
Ireland implementation structure
May 2021 EU Copyright Directive - Information Note.pdf
Responses DWhelan 23Oct2019.pdf
Wikimedia and DWhelan Response to CP3 04Dec2019.pdf
Wikimedia on Consultation Paper 3.pdf