Copyright Review Commission extends deadline

29 May 2012

The deadline for submissions to the Copyright Review Commission about changes to Ireland’s copyright law in the aftermath of the signing of a notorious statutory instrument to deal with internet piracy has been extended to 29 June.

The Department of Enterprise says there has been a good response to the committee’s wide-ranging consultation paper.

While the deadline was already extended from 13 April to 31 May, calls for an extension mean the deadline will now be Friday, 29 June.

The committee will publish on its website every submission that will have been received by 31 May 2012 and the committee will accept responses to those submissions until close of business on Friday, 29 June.

The online questionnaire at will be available only until Thursday, 31 May.

“We on the committee think that the opportunity to engage with the submissions which we have received in response to our consultation paper will ensure the widest possible engagement with all of the issues arising in this important process,” chair of the Committee, Dr Eoin O’Dell, said.

“It is always been our intention to post submissions on our website to encourage engagement, consultation and participation, and we look forward to receiving comments on the submissions,” O’Dell said.

Yesterday, independent TDs Stephen Donnelly and Catherine Murphy enlisted the public as part of a crowdsourcing exercise to get feedback on their submission to the Copyright Review Commission in the aftermath of the signing of the statutory instrument dubbed ‘Ireland’s SOPA’.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years