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Changes to Data Protection Law

October 2008 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Dillon Eustace.

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As of 1 October, 2007, subject to certain exemptions highlighted in this article, all persons that are established in Ireland (or using their own equipment in Ireland) and are either data controllers or data processors as such terms are defined in the Data Protection Act 1988 (the “1988 Act”) as amended by the Data Protection (Amendment) Act, 2003 (the “2003 Act”) (together, the 1988 Act and the 2003 Act are referred to herein as the “Acts”) are required to register with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (the “DPC”).

Recent Copyright Cases - Nightclub Royalty Payments

February 2005 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Landwell.

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After a protracted legal battle spanning the last 15 years, a collection of Irish nightclub owners and hoteliers have settled a case and accepted the claim by Phonographic Performance Ireland Limited (PPI), the representative body of record companies operating in Ireland, that the record companies that PPI represent own the copyright in the music that they record.

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