The Copyright Review Committee has announced a limited extension of time for submissions. There has been a good response to the Committee’s wide-ranging Consultation Paper (you can download a pdf of the Paper here (via DJEI) or here (from this site); and summaries of each of the chapters are linked from this page).
However, although the date for submissions has already been extended from Friday 13 April 2012 to Thursday 31 May 2012, there have been many further requests for another extension. The Committee has therefore decided to extend the closing date to close of business on Friday 29 June 2012, in the following two limited circumstances only:
- first, parties who intend to make a submission to the Committee, but who feel that they cannot do so before the existing deadline of close of business Thursday 31 May 2012, should apply to the Committee before that date for an extension until close of business on Friday 29 June 2012. The Committee will consider such requests on a case-by-case basis.
- second, the Committee will soon publish on their website – probably here – every submission that will have been received by the current deadline of 31 May 2012, and the Committee will accept responses to those submissions until close of business on Friday 29 June 2012.
The online questionnaire will be available only until Thursday 31 May 2012. Thereafter, submissions which have specifically been granted an extension until close of business on Friday 29 June 2012, or responses to other submissions, should be made either by email or by post to Copyright Review, Room 517, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Submission by email is preferred; and, where this is done, respondents are requested to ensure that electronic submissions are furnished in an unprotected format.
It worth noting again that this is a limited extension, only for two specific purposes. However, It has always been the intention of the Committee to post submissions on their website to encourage engagement, consultation and participation, and this limited extension will facilitate this objective.