The Copyright Act permits copying for non commercial research or private study. This is allowed under the fair dealing exemption in Irish law. Although fair dealing has no legal definition, its intention is to facilitate a reasonable balance between the economic interests of the copyright holder and the information needs of the user.
Fair dealing allows copying for personal use (i.e. a single copy) under the following conditions:
Provided the above criteria are met, you can copy a “fair” amount of a published work. What is considered fair is not specified, but the following guidelines (from British Copyright Council) are considered reasonable:
(from Sections 50-51 Copyright Act, 2001).
The Irish Copyright Licensing Agency (ICLA) operates a licensing scheme, which permits making multiple copies of material published in territories specified in the licence. UCD pays for this licence, which allows multiple copying under the following conditions:
The ICLA licence does not cover:
Details of the licence are available @ www.icla.ie
Please consult our section on Copyright for Teaching for further details.
To make multiple copies of material not covered by the ICLA or NLI licences, permission must be sought from the copyright owner or the relevant licencing body, e.g. Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) or the Irish Visual Rights’ Organisation. Others, e.g. Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI) manage rights directly for their own works.
Copying of newspapers is covered by a separate licence, operated by Newspaper Licensing Ireland Ltd. This licence covers:
The information contained within these pages is intended as a general guideline, and an interpretation of current copyright issues. It is not intended and should not be construed as legal advice.
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