Professor Steve Hedley is the third member of the Copyright Review Committee and he takes us through the final part of their presentation at the Royal Irish Academy on Monday, after presentations by Eoin O’Dell and Patricia McGovern.
This presentation outlines in detail the proposed exceptions allowing copying and format-shifting for private use, as well as for caricature, parody, pastiche and satire. Linking is explicitly permitted, and text can be quoted in the context of a link (marshalling) within strictly defined limits. An exception to copyright is proposed in the case of innovation and an Irish version of Fair Use is recommended.
Technology.ie did not film the Q&A session which followed the presentation. Afterwards we interviewed a member of the audience; that will be published later today.