Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000

Chapter 18

Qualification for Copyright Protection

Qualification for copyright protection: general.

182.—(1) Copyright shall not subsist in a work unless the qualification requirements of this Chapter are satisfied in relation to—

(a) the author in section 183 ,

(b) the country, territory, state or area in which the work was first lawfully made available to the public in section 184 ,

(c) in the case of a broadcast or a cable programme, the country, territory, state or area from which the broadcast was made or from which the programme was sent in section 186 .

(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply in relation to the Government or the Oireachtas or to the copyright of prescribed international organisations.

(3) Where the qualification requirements specified in this Chapter or in section 191 , 193 or 196 are satisfied on one occasion in relation to a work, the copyright in the work shall not cease to subsist by reason of any subsequent event.