Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000
Extension of this Part by order.
188.—(1) The Government may make an order to extend the provisions of this Part and, in particular, the provisions as to qualification of works for copyright protection in section 183 , 184 and 186 , to any convention country, territory, state or area.
(2) The effect of the extension of copyright protection specified in subsection (1), may, where so stated in the Third Schedule, apply to a specified part or parts of the international multilateral agreement, treaty or convention in question.
(3) The Government may, by order, add to or delete from the list of agreements, international multilateral agreements, treaties or conventions contained in the Third Schedule , or specify such part or parts of the said multilateral agreements, treaties or conventions to which the extension of protection shall apply in accordance with the terms of subsection (2), having regard to the obligations of the State under relevant multilateral agreements, treaties and conventions.
(4) The effect of the extension of the provisions of sections 183 , 184 and 186 relating to qualification of works for copyright protection under the terms of this section shall be that works qualifying for copyright protection by reference to their authors or geographical provenance under the equivalent provisions of the law of a country, territory, state or area party to an agreement, treaty or convention named in the Third Schedule shall qualify for copyright protection under Irish law, to the same degree as if they (those works) had qualified for such protection directly under sections 183 , 184 and 186 .
(5) For the purposes of this section, “convention country, territory, state or area” means a convention country, territory, state or area which is a party to a multilateral agreement, treaty or convention relating to copyright to which the State is also a party, and which is specified in the Third Schedule .