Public meeting of the Copyright Review Committee

Fair Use logo, suggested on WikipediaThe Copyright Review Committee will hold a public meeting at 8:30 next Monday morning, 04 July 2011, in the Robert Emmet Lecture Theatre, Room 2037 Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin (map here).

I will chair, and the other members of the Committee will be in attendance. We will all be in listening mode, so we hope to hear many contributions from as wide a range of interests as possible. Our speakers are

  • Brian Fallon, co-founder of Distilled Media, Ireland’s largest exclusively online publisher. They operare some of Ireland’s most popular internet brands including thejournal.ie (a news website where users read, share and shape the daily news agenda) daft.ie (Ireland’s largest property website) and Adverts.ie (a local classifieds marketplace for new and used items).
  • Darragh Doyle, Communications Manager of Boards.ie, Ireland’s largest online community.
  • TJ McIntyre, Chairman, Digital Rights Ireland, a body devoted to defending Civil, Human and Legal rights in a digital age.

The speakers will have about 5 minutes each to explain how copyright helps or hinders them, and what impact the Committee’s terms of reference will have on them, as a way of leading to comments from the floor. In many ways, the points made, difficulties raised, and ideas floated at the discussion are most important aspect of the morning. It would be great if you could come along and have your say, but please do let us know in advance if you can.

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